R63-million boost for Zondo Commission

File: State Capture Commission Inquiry witness stand.

File: State Capture Commission Inquiry witness stand.


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JOHANNESBURG - The state capture commission of inquiry is set to receive an additional R63-million. 

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the money is to help finalise its investigations.

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While South Africa's debt is in danger of spiraling out of control and with tax increases inevitable, it is the money of South Africans spent to investigate corruption and state capture.

The inquiry was established in 2018 and has reportedly cost South Africa more than R700-million.

Mboweni painted a bleak picture of the country's finances in his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement on Wednesday.