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Zondo commission to use reports that probed issues related to state capture

There are various institutions that have investigated the alleged influence of the Gupta family on the state, including the Public Protector, Treasury, SOEs like Eskom and Transnet - even parliamentary committees.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at proceedings of the commission of inquiry into state capture in Parktown. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Day one of the commission of inquiry into state capture has wrapped with the inquiry confirming it will use reports by various institutions that investigated issues related to state capture.

The commission kicked off on Monday morning by outlining the rules and what will happen during the duration of the process.

Commission chair Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo raised his frustration with the lack of cooperation from government, while lawyers representing those implicated requested for more time to prepare for submissions.

There are various institutions that have investigated the alleged influence of the Gupta family on the state, including the Public Protector, Treasury, SOEs like Eskom and Transnet - even parliamentary committees.

The reports from these institutions will be made available to this commission because they have direct relevance to the work of the inquiry.

The commission’s legal counsel Advocate Thandi Norman said: “All the reports will be submitted to report their existence, to request the chairperson to admit them provisionally and to request that, if recorded, those reports and documents submitted are what they purport to be.”

Day two of the commission continues on Tuesday with former acting chief procurement at National Treasury Ndleleni Mathebula expected to take the stand.

WATCH: Challenges faced by state capture commission

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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