‘We won’t be intimidated’


NEITHER a bullet fired through the window or an act of theft during which a computer and monitor were stolen, will intimidate the judicial commission of inquiry which has unearthed corruption running into millions and lead to the arrest of many.

So declared Deputy Judge President Raymond Zondo, 24 hours after the Johannesburg offices of the commission were burgled. 

“This commission will not be intimidated. We are very determined that this commission will finish its work. Men and women who keep this commission going every day, dedicate a lot of extra hours to this work, in the evenings, over weekends including Sundays, Saturdays, Mondays, who sacrifices to make sure we have evening sessions are very determined that the work of this commission will be completed,” Zondo said. 

In a statement, the commission’s secretary, Professor Itumeleng Mosala said a bullet was fired through the library window of the commission’s building on April 10 or April 11. The bullet was discovered on the floor of the library. The incident was reported to the Hillbrow Police Station. 

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Mosala said: The Commission processes extremely important, confidential and often very sensitive data and information in their computers. For this reason, the Commission was concerned about the burglary and theft of computers as with any other assets of the Commission. The Commission is able to confirm that all data and information are securely backed up and recoverable. The Commission will take further steps to have its security systems beefed up.”

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