Zondo said the commission had initially planned to resume hearings at the end of April.
“We were planning to have further hearings around April but the lockdown happened. We thought we could make plans for the resumption of hearings after the lockdown would have ended. Once there was an extension of the lockdown, it interfered with those plans. We realised that we needed to stay put and see what would be possible.”
He said a certain number of the commission personnel would return to work on June 15.
“The attitude is that those who can work remotely from home should continue doing that. All the measures that need to be taken in order to ensure the environment is as safe as it can be are undertaken.”
Zondo said he had consulted with President Cyril Ramaphosa during the lockdown to update him on the work of the commission and the challenges it faces.
“He made it clear that he supports the work of the commission.”
Zondo said he was confident that the commission would finish its work by the cut-off date of March 2021.
“When I look at the commitment of the team, we are going to work very hard to finish. The will and determination to finish is there. There must be nothing we leave out without applying our minds to it.”