“When I made the assessment that my team and I should be able to complete the report by the end of September, I did so on the basis of the time I believed it would take to complete the first drafts, and the time it would take for us to complete the second and third drafts.
“Although some of the first drafts, under different topics, were completed by the end of July, most were completed in August, and some are being completed in September,” he said.
The inquiry has spent close to R1bn since it started its work in 2018.
Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola initially tried to oppose the application for a further extension.
Part of his argument was about a lack of funds to give to the inquiry, but he withdrew his application on Tuesday.
He wanted the court to limit future spending on the inquiry to R15m.
Inquiry spokesperson Reverend Mbuyiselo Stemela said he could not comment on the extension as the inquiry was waiting for the court order.