Investigators and lawyers contracted by the Zondo commission have not been paid for the past five months because of a shortage of funds, with some effectively working as volunteers and others taking on outside work.

The crunch comes as the commission reaches a crucial point, with many of the key individuals implicated in corruption during the administration of Jacob Zuma now appearing under cross-examination...

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