We will pursue other legal possibilities to be part of the Zondo committee



The DA believes that it has played a key role in uncovering state interference and that it should play a role in the Zondo investigation committee.

Deputy Supreme Court Raymond Zondo in a procedure of the investigation committee to state collection in Parktown. Image: Thando Kubheka / EWN.

CAPE TOWN – The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is pursuing other legal avenues to enable it to participate in the procedures of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry on State Capture.

Judge Raymond Zondo rejected a request from the party to hear witnesses.

DA-Head Whip John Steenhuisen says that the party is disappointed by his decision, but will not give up the fight yet.

The DA believes that it has played a key role in uncovering state interference and that it should play a role in the Zondo investigation committee.

It says that it was disappointed by cross-examination in the investigation of arms deliveries and that the information submitted to the Seriti Commission was not properly answered.

Steenhuisen says that the party wants to ensure that there is no repetition in the Zondo committee.

"We want assurance that there is a good execution of justice and that we actually end up with those heads in the peaks, and not as we have seen in other committees before … unsatisfactory findings."

He says that while the DA is optimistic about Zondo's research, the track record of previous committees has contributed little to giving South Africans the confidence that those responsible will be prosecuted or called to account.

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)


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