The State Capture Inquiry has, quite literally, come under fire this week. After a burglary was reported at the premises on Sunday, DCJ Raymond Zondo addressed the media earlier today to confirm a bullet had been found in one of their offices in Parktown. A gunshot had allegedly been fired through an external window.
The shock admission has done little to deter the Zondo Commission, however. It’s business as usual on Monday, with Thandi Modise – the Parliamentary speaker – in the hot-seat. The DCJ, who admitted to being ‘concerned’ by these events, says that the matter is now being investigated by the legal authorities:
“During the week I got a report that somebody apparently fired a shot through the window of one of the offices of the commission. It must have been in the evening and a bullet was found in one of the offices. Of course, over the weekend, there was a break-in at the offices of the commission. The law enforcement agencies are investigating these matters.”
Fears about confidentiality have also been raised: With President Cyril Ramaphosa set to appear at the State Capture Inquiry soon, SAPS will have to establish whether this was ‘ordinary criminality’ or something a little more sinister. In a defiant mood on Monday, DCJ Zondo insisted that he ‘would not be intimidated’ by anyone trying to scupper his work.
“We don’t know if it’s just ordinary criminality or whether it’s much more than that. Of course, in the break-in, a computer and a monitor was stolen. I certainly will not be intimidated by anybody into not finishing the work in the way it should be finished. They must know that the commission will not be intimidated.” | DCJ Raymond Zondo
DCJ says during the week he got the report that there was a bullet that was found in one of the offices of the commission and that there was also a break in in the offices of the commission during the weekend. #StateCaptureInquiry
— State Capture Commission (@StateCaptureCom) April 19, 2021