Chairperson of South Africa’s state capture inquiry, deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, will approach the high court to request a three-month extension to make up for time lost during the national lockdown earlier this year, explaining that the period will be used to compile the inquiry’s report as it aims to conclude gathering oral evidence by March 2021. This, Times Live reports, as it was revealed that nearly R800m has already been spent during the 323 days the inquiry has sat to hear evidence. In this time it is reported that 278 witnesses have appeared; 51,669 pages of evidence have been transcribed; and 159,109 pages of affidavits and other exhibits have been submitted.