Cape Town – The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture will hand over its final report to President Cyril Ramaphosa on January 1, 2022 and will be made public, Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele has said.
Gungubele said this on Thursday while briefing the media on the outcomes of Cabinet’s regular meeting.
According to The Citizen, the commission has been running since 2018 after being appointed by former president Jacob Zuma.
Since then, more than 300 witnesses have given evidence before the commission.
Due to many challenges, including the ones brought by Covid-19, the commission had to be granted extensions which resulted in it costing taxpayers almost R1 billion since its establishment.
It was granted its fifth and final extension by the Pretoria High Court in September this year to conclude its work.
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“Cabinet anticipates that in addition to exposing the perpetrators of corruption, this report will also provide us with proposals to strengthen our systems to prevent corruption,” the report quoted Gungubele as saying.
According to News24, Gungubele’s media briefing coincided with International Anti-Corruption Day, commemorated annually on December 9, in recognition of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which was signed in Mexico in 2003.
Gungubele believed enough was being done by the government to fight against corruption.
“Cabinet remains encouraged that the justice system continues to take decisive steps to bring those who were found to have been involved in acts of corruption to account,” the report quoted him as saying.
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Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo