The State Capture Commission will on Tuesday continue to hear testimony related to a 2010/2011 R1 billion Free State Housing Project from Human Settlements Head of Department Tim Mokhesi.
Mokhesi earlier revealed the loss of millions of rands of taxpayers’ money in the scheme that sought to ensure the department would not lose its allocation for the year due to underspending.
The project allegedly saw the irregular selection of contractors as well as pre-payment of service providers before the first brick had been laid.
Former Head of Department Mpho Mokoena, under whose watch the project was devised, will also testify.
Bloemfontein residents benefit from the multi-billion housing project:
Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Justice, has determined that former President Jacob Zuma will appear before the commission on the 9th of October or face being summoned by the inquiry.
DCJ says Today up to Friday was set to be a week where the former President Mr Jacob Zuma would be appearing before the commission but he says his attorneys wrote a letter stating that he won’t be able to appear due to be busy preparing for his court trial.#StateCaptureInquiry
— State Capture Commission (@StateCaptureCom) September 21, 2020
In the video below, commission issues new dates for former President Jacob Zuma’s appearance
This came after Zuma’s lawyers informed the commission that he would be unable to appear this week as scheduled, due to him preparing for his arms deal criminal trial due to proceed in December, and his doctors advising that he not move around too much due to the state of his health and his age.
Zondo has set down the dates for Zuma to testify for the 16th to the 20th of November.