Terence Nombembe to head state capture investigations

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Former Auditor General Terence Nombembe has been appointed Head of Investigations in the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of state capture.

The announcement was made by the Commission Chair and Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in Midrand, north of Johannesburg.

Another key appointment is seasoned lawyer Paul Pretorius who will be the Head of the Legal Team.

“A Head of Investigations I have appointed Mr. Terence Mnqedisi Nombembe and we’ll have a large team of investigators under him. We will not disclose the identity of the investigators to the public for reasons that should be understandable. There is also a team of lawyers who will assist the commission,” says Zondo.

It’s all systems go for the much anticipated state capture commission hearing. The man at the helm of the commission, Justice Raymond Zondo announced a team that will be working with him at the commission.

The commission was set up to investigate allegations of state capture in line with the public protector’s report on the state of capture.

Justice Zondo said even though no exact date has been set for when the hearings will start much of the groundwork has been done.

The Chairman of the commission says the the process to hold the hearing is in full swing.

Commission investigators will go out in the field in the next few weeks. The commission might need more time to do its work.


While the Commission does not have powers to prosecute, it will make recommendation to the relevant law enforcement agencies where criminal conduct has been found.

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