Sun, 25 Oct 2020

Chairperson of the state capture inquiry, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, has postponed the testimony of former Free State Human Settlements MEC Mosebenzi Zwane.

Zwane was meant to return to the commission to continue with with his testimony in relation to the R1 billion Free State housing project on Tuesday.

However, on Tuesday morning, evidence leader, advocate Paul Pretorius, told Zondo that Zwane's legal team were provided with "voluminous" documentation and they required an opportunity to go through it.

Zwane will return to the commission on 13 October.

State capture inquiry: 'Resign' if you are opposed to my plans, Zwane allegedly told department head

The commission heard the department made an advance payment of more than R500 million to contractors before any work was done.

The department had also lost over R400 million, the commission heard.

The money was spent after the national department threatened to transfer some of the province's budget to "better performing provinces".

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