Zondo later instructed the commission’s legal team to assist its secretary to lay a criminal charge against Myeni after an affidavit was submitted explaining her conduct. Zondo was unconvinced by the explanation and instructed lawyers to open a criminal case.
The case has since been postponed to July 27, the NPA said.
“We are working well with the defence in terms of finalising the negotiations, hence we are hopeful that by July 27 we would have concluded that process so that the plea and sentence agreement is presented in court.
“We are still also finalising the processes in terms of consulting the complainant and also taking the investigating officer on board as per requirements of section 105,” said Mjonondwana.
Before Zondo instructed his lawyers to open a criminal case, the inquiry evidence leader advocate Kate Hofmeyr broke down in tears while presenting an application for “Mr X”, who sought to have his identity shielded as he feared for his life.
“Mr X”, while giving evidence from a secret location, gave details of how his company was allegedly used in a looting scheme to siphon money from Mhlathuze Water, where Myeni served as chair,” said Hofmeyr at the time.