Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, says the state capture inquiry will ask the Pretoria high court for a three-month extension to complete its work.
Should the commission get the additional R90 million, it would have used R965 million since it started its operations in 2018.
Here are some key quotes from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s opening statement at the state capture commission of inquiry.
Former President Jacob Zuma has refused to file an affidavit setting out an appropriate penalty should the Constitutional Court find him guilty of contempt of court.
Former President Jacob Zuma says South Africa’s democracy will “unravel” when people “rise up against judicial corruption.”
The inquiry’s secretary, Prof Itumeleng Mosala, asked the court to declare that Zuma was in contempt of court for disobeying its orders issued in late January.
Former President Jacob Zuma has dragged President Cyril Ramaphosa and judges into his row with the state capture commission of inquiry.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said Jacob Zuma has “no valid or sound reason not to appear before the commission.”
Jacob Zuma says appearing before the inquiry would “invalidate” his court application to review Raymond Zondo’s decision not to recuse himself.
Malusi Gigaba nevertheless vowed to appear before the state capture inquiry in March “even if it costs me my home.”