Transnet's chief financial officer, Anoj Singh briefs portfolio committee. Pic: Trevor Samson. 08/05/2012. © Business Day

The Zondo commission legal team has committed an own goal that has brought a temporary reprieve from accountability for former Eskom CFO Anoj Singh.

And the commission chairperson, deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, is furious about it.

The bungle led to Zondo granting a postponement of Singh’s testimony scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

This because the legal team, in the summons it issued to Singh for his appearance, cited an affidavit that Singh had “submitted”, which did not exist and still does not exist.

According to Zondo, it would be unjust to expect Singh to testify on a non-existent affidavit.