Zondo calls for speedy probe into attacks on state capture witnesses

8 March 2021, 12:26 PM
His comments come in the wake of an assassination attempt on a key witness over the weekend. The State Capture Commission chair says the attacks will deter other witnesses who might want to appear before the commission to give evidence.
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New COVID-19 variant in SA has negatively affected international tourism: Kubayi-Ngubane 7 March 2021, 5:16 PM

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NPA’s credibility questioned after receiving millions from Steinhoff 6 March 2021, 10:30 AM

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Senate Democrats reach deal on jobless aid in Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill 6 March 2021, 4:01 AM

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