POLITICS PODCAST: Zuma's shocking revelations shake up state capture inquiry

2019-07-19 13:14
Former president Jacob Zuma.

Former president Jacob Zuma. (Felix Dlangamandla)

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WATCH LIVE: Zuma returns to state capture commission

2019-07-19 10:10

Former president Jacob Zuma returns to the state capture commission after his testimony was halted.WATCH

This week on POLOTIKI, we take a look at the week that was - and no other news dominated headlines quite like former president Jacob Zuma's testimony before the state capture commission of inquiry in Johannesburg. 

It's been an eventful four days.

Zuma started giving testimony on Monday, kicking off his appearance with a lengthy statement in which he claimed there was a long-running plot against him. On several occasions he told the commission that he knew of plots to kill him.

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On Tuesday morning, he said his personal assistant had received a call after his first day at the inquiry, with the person on the other end telling her they were going to "kill" Zuma and his children.

Then on Wednesday, Zuma's legal representative asked for an adjournment, saying his client had been brought before the inquiry "under false pretences".

Zuma's legal team threatened to withdraw him from testifying and advocate Muzi Sikhakhane said his client was being cross-examined on hearsay testimony.

Zuma believes that he has been victimised by the commission.

News24 politics reporter Lizeka Tandwa sat down with Jeanette Chabalala, News24's senior legal reporter, to unpack the events that unfolded. 

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