Zondo commission makes it more difficult for witnesses to evade questions
Deputy Justice Raymond Zondo has tightened rules at the state capture commission to deal with evasive witnesses or witnesses who make it difficult for the commission to do its work.
The new amendments to the commission's regulation state that witnesses will no longer be allowed to refuse to answer questions fully and satisfactorily, and obstruct Justice Zondo, the chairperson of the commission, or his staff.
Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution executive secretary Lawson Naidoo says the regulations were announced on Friday.
The commission has the power to subpoena witnesses, to require witnesses to answer questions. This is a power that has not been applied before because it was done on the basis that people would come forward and corporate fully with the commission.Lawson Naidoo, Executive secretary - Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution
If witnesses fail to answer questions satisfactory they are liable to be found guilty of an offence.Lawson Naidoo, Executive secretary - Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution
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