State capture inquiry official takes leave amid bribery claims

Dr Khotso De Wee offered to take special leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the claims.

Dr Khotso De Wee offered to take special leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the claims.

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JOHANNESBURG - The secretary of the Zondo commission into state capture, Dr Khotso De Wee, has taken special leave from the inquiry following allegations of accepting bribes.

According to Angelo Agrizzi, De Wee was one of the officials at the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development who was paid bribes in 2013 by Bosasa.

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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said in a statement released on Friday that De Wee had confirmed he was the COO of that department at the time but denied he received any payments. 

De Wee offered to take special leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the claims and Zondo accepted the offer.

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Justice Zondo said a new acting secretary would be taking over De Wee's duties from 22 January.

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eNCA