March 22, 2023

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Providing a long-awaited report on the corruption of the Zuma years


This is the most anticipated anti-corruption report in South Africa. Four years after its inception, the Commission of Inquiry into the State Seizure Suspicion submitted the first part of its report to President Cyril Ramaphosa. The third and final part will be released on February 28th.

With our correspondent in Johannesburg, Romaine song

The Zondo Commission, named after its chairman, was set up in 2018 to shed light on suspicions of corruption and fraud in the public sector (companies and institutions) that ousted Jacob Zuma (2009-2018) as president.

For three years, the Commission conducted public hearings documenting the seizure of power by his allies, including Jacob Zuma and the Gupta brothers, and is now running in the United Arab Emirates.

Cyril Ramaphosa described the live broadcast on television and the official submission of the report as a decisive moment for the country.

Delivered immediately, available immediately. 900 pages of the first report of the Sondo Commission are accessible to the public. President Cyril Ramaphosa knows he must regain the trust of his fellow citizens.

The state is capturing the confidence of the people more broadly in the rule of law, public institutions, law enforcement and the democratic process. That is why the work of this Commission is so essential President Ramaphosa said.

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In this first report, the Sondo Commission concludes that there is a state seizure. He points to the role played by former President Jacob Zuma and his relatives in the kidnapping of companies and public companies. Then it makes recommendations. The ball is now in the court of President Cyril Ramaphosa, who takes this statement very seriously.

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Whoever is involved, we will implement the recommendations. The people of this country could not have made it a point to expect that these recommendations would not be implemented in those four years. », Underlined by President Ramaphosa.

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The full report will then be tabled in Parliament by June 30. President Ramaphosa will then announce his intentions regarding the implementation of the recommendations.