He said part 1 would be delivered to President Ramaphosa before the end of December, part 2 before the end of January and part 3, the commission’s final report, before the end of February.
“Last week I discussed the matter with the president. Although the president would have liked to receive a complete report by the end of December, he understands the commission’s position,” Zondo said.
If granted, this will be the sixth extension requested by the commission to complete its report. It has spent close to R1bn since it started its work in 2018.
Zondo said the secretary of the commission, Prof Itumeleng Mosala, had assured him the existing budget allocation for the commission would be adequate to cover any fees that may relate to its legal and investigating teams.