The Pretoria High Court has granted a six-week extension for the final delivery of the state arrest report, giving the commission until June 15.
This follows an urgent motion filed without opposition on Thursday negotiated.
The final edition of the report was originally scheduled to be delivered by the end of April. But the commission’s chairman, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, said in court filings that the commission is unable to deliver all outstanding parts of the report by that time.
However, the fourth part of the report will be forthcoming expected . When Zondo delivered his affidavit on April 21, he said the commission was there “while I prepare this affidavit” to the President “sometime today [April 21]. April] or this evening or tomorrow morning” to deliver an electronic copy. p>
Zondo said part four would be “the capture of Eskom; the attempted capture of the treasury; EOH and the City of Johannesburg; Alexkor; closure of the Gupta bank accounts; the Free State Asbestos Project debacle; and the debacle of the housing project in Freistaat R1 billion”. He said it would be approximately 1,114 pages.
Zondo said the delays so far are not because the commission’s work has been neglected, but because “over three years the commission has heard a lot of important evidence of it needs to be analyzed and taken into account.”
The Commission was “keen to do its job properly until it finalizes its report,” said Zondo.
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