Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) says it does not agree with the decision to extend the lifespan of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. The federation says a lot has been revealed by the commission to warrant arrest and prosecution of those implicated in corruption.
In the audio below, Cosatu General Secretary, Bheki Ntshalintshali, says instead of waiting for another year for the commission to conclude its work, they want action now:
The commission was expected to finalise its work on Friday, but the High Court in Pretoria has extended its sitting until the end of March 2021.
In the video below Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo explains his reasons for seeking an extension:
Cosatu General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says instead of waiting for another year for the commission to conclude its work, they want action now.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni has allocated an additional R2.4 billion of government’s budget to the Police and Defence to the National Prosecuting Agency. The money will be used among others to investigate cases emanating from evidence presented at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
Mboweni says the additional money allocated to the NPA would be used to appoint more than a thousand prosecutors and investigators. “who will assist with among other things, the clearing the backlog of cases such as those emanating from the Zondo Commission.”