Many South Africans are awaiting with bated breath the fifth and final report from the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Detention, Corruption and Fraud, due to be released on Wednesday.
The final installment is expected to be delivered to President Cyril Ramaphosa in the late afternoon, the presidency confirmed.
The original release date was pushed back what sparked debate among politicians and the public.
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The first part of the report was published in January, followed by the second in February, the third in March and the fourth in April.
Ramaphosa has denied allegations that he meddled with the judiciary over delays in submitting the final report.
The Presidency said The delay was nothing new as other reports ts had been delayed several times.
“The Presidency rejects allegations that the President was in any way involved in the work of the Commission or the Justice interfered, as has been speculated by some opposition parties.”
Raymond Zondo, chairman of the State Capture Investigation and Chief Justice, also supported Ramaphosa and said he [Zondo] have requested the postponement to allow time to conduct quality checks on the report before it is released to the public.
“The Chair of the Commission would like the following clarification on the Postpone the submission of the report to the President. The Chairman and the President did not meet yesterday [Monday].
“The postponement was agreed at the urging of the Chair as he wanted to check the report for errors one last time. The President has never interfered in any way with the work of the Chair or the Commission.”
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