State of the Nation Address 2022

State of the Nation Address 2022

Leave No One Behind Leave No One Behind

The state capture inquiry

Over the course of three years, the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector has heard many hours of testimony and gathered extensive evidence that will pave the way for successful prosecutions.

All three parts of the commission’s report have now been made public.

THE ZONDO COMMISSION IN NUMBERS

159

Applications for leave to cross-examine and/or lead evidence

300+

Witnesses testified

400+

Hearings of evidence and procedural hearings

1 380

Requests for information by way of writing

1 438

People and entities implicated by testimony

3 099+

Rule 3.3 notices issued to implicated persons

3 171

Copies of summons to compel witnesses to appear

75 099

Pages of transcribed oral evidence

1 731 106

Pages of documentary evidence

8 655 530

Pages of documentary evidence printed for public hearing purposes

General
Recommendations

  • The publication of a national charter against corruption

  • The strengthening of protection for whistle-blowers and allowing them to financially benefit from disclosures

  • The creation of an anti-corruption agency dealing with public procurement

  • The deferral of prosecution of corporations if they cooperate fully and pay a fine

  • The creation of a professional body for procurement officers

  • The enhancement of transparency in public procurement

  • The strengthening of protection for accounting officers or authorities acting in good faith

  • The strengthening of the Prevention and Combatting of Corruption Activities Act (Precca)

  • The criminalizing of making donations to political parties in exchange for a tender

  • The introduction of stronger and more specific legislation relating to public procurement

  • Note: These are only the overall recommendations, please refer to the State Capture report for the full list of recommendations.
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The Head of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), Advocate Andy Mothibi