Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says the State Capture Commission of Inquiry could face some challenges due to the delay in its establishment.

President Jacob Zuma announced on Tuesday night that he had appointed a Commission which would be headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

Madonsela released the State of Capture report in October 2016 and the President has since mounted several court bids to challenge it.

Madonsela says too much time has been lost since the release of the report.

“Corruption is a crime and crime becomes colder every day when the investigation is not concluded and to investigate and conclude a cold case is a very difficult task,” says Madonsela.

“It might not be possible to crack a cold case, but that having been said all it means is that the job of Deputy Chief Justice Zondo is going to be a tough one, but I believe that he will be equal to the task,” says Madonsela.

[Listen] Thuli Madonsela on Zuma’s commission of inquiry into state capture

[Watch] Thuli Madonsela on Zuma’s commission of inquiry into state capture

 

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