State capture inquiry terms of reference to be released

File: Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who will lead the probe, said he is ready for it to begin but is waiting for the terms from President Jacob Zuma. Photo: Gallo Images / City Press / Herman Verwey

JOHANNESBURG - The long-awaited terms of reference for the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture will be released by the Justice and Correctional Services Department on Thursday. 

Earlier in the week, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who will lead the probe, said he is ready for it to begin.

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Zondo had been waiting on President Jacob Zuma to outline the scope of the investigation. Many will now be looking to see if Zuma has stuck to the terms of reference outlined by former public protector Thuli Madonsela, as he has been urged to do. 

On Tuesday, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services expressed its concern about the delay in releasing the terms of reference.

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It said the inquiry's scope should be based on the recommendations contained in the Public Protector’s State of Capture report.

The Centre for Constitutional Rights has said that only the president can decide on the inquiry's scope.

 

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