An economy in recession, and early clues about how the third quarter has started, will be in focus this week. SA also continues to grapple with the capture of the state by the Guptas during the Zuma presidency at the Zondo commission. 1. State capture inquiry: • Decisions on cross-examination: on Monday deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo will hand down his decision on implicated persons’ applications for leave to cross-examine witnesses — including two Gupta brothers and Duduzane Zuma, the former president’s son. Jacob Zuma has decided not to cross-examine witnesses.

• The Sunday Times reported on Sunday that Robert McBride, head of police watchdog Ipid, will tell the Zondo commission about a secret police death squad, operating as a Hawks guard unit.

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