Five days in November: Jacob Zuma’s next date with Zondo

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear before the state capture inquiry for the second time in November.

JULY 15, 2019. Johannesburg. Former president Jacob Zuma appears before the state capture inquiry.
Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial meant he had to delay his return to the state capture inquiry.

In a short announcement on Thursday, the commission’s chairperson, deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, said Zuma’s second round of testimony had been set down for five days, from November 11 to 15.

He said Zuma had been expected to appear before the commission next week, but his lawyers said they were now busy with legal matters arising from a recent Pietermaritzburg high court decision dismissing the former president’s application for a permanent stay of prosecution in his corruption case.

It appears the commission has not yet set down witnesses to take the stand in Zuma’s absence next week.

Zondo said the commission may only resume on October 28, should no witnesses be scheduled.

Zuma first appeared before the commission in July.

In a statement after Zondo’s announcement, the commission said Zuma had agreed to appear before the commission in November.


Source: TMG Digital

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