Decision to grant State Capture Commission six-week extension a serious concern: Casac

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The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) says the decision of the North Gauteng High Court to grant the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture a six-week extension is a serious concern.

The commission says it needs more time to complete its final report.

Part 4 of the State Capture Report is expected to officially be handed over to the Presidency on Friday.

It is expected to focus on Eskom, the Free State Asbestos project and the R1 billion housing project debacle in the same province.

Casac Executive Secretary Lawson Naidoo says it is also worrying that the commission has ignored professional advice.

“It is also a concern that the Commission of Inquiry appears not to have heeded the advice given to it in good faith to produce interim reports in each of the areas, which it had been investigating. But at the end of the day, that is precisely what they are doing. As we know that there’s a batch of reports that are due to be released to the President this morning, dealing with specific issues, or parts of the terms of reference of the commission,” explains Naidoo.

Earlier in March, President Ramaphosa received Part 3 of the State Capture Report.

The four-part report zoomed in on Bosasa, now African Global Operations.

It alleged that the company was used as a front to get kickbacks in exchange for lucrative government contracts.

The video below looks at the State Capture Report Part 3: