Friday, 26 June 2020 23:15

 

The judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture will resume its hearings on Monday.

The inquiry is expected to hear evidence into allegations of corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) for the most part of the week, spokesperson Mbuyiselo Stemela said in a statement.

Some of the witnesses who will testify include former chairperson of the board of Prasa, Popo Molefe, head of the legal department at Prasa, Martha Ngoye, and an estate agent, who sold a certain property to a former official at the agency, or to an entity connected with such an official.

“There will also be evidence by an attorney from a certain law firm,” Stemela said.

“In adherence to measures to limit the spread of Covid-19, strict social distancing protocols will be observed in the media gallery and this will result in a very limited number of seats available for members of the media.

“The commission has heard allegations from a long list of witnesses since it started on 20 August 2018.”

In February this year, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria granted the commission its final extension, from 1 March 2020 to 31 March 2021.