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Karyn Maughan | Zuma must admit implication in certain crimes to avoid answering inquiry questions

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Former president Jacob Zuma at the Zondo commission.
Former president Jacob Zuma at the Zondo commission.
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The Constitutional Court  on Thursday found that former president Jacob Zuma does not have the right to remain silent in response to the questions that will be put to him at the state capture commission in the coming weeks. There's no room to move anymore, says Karyn Maughan after reading the judgment.

Former President Jacob Zuma, who maintains he is innocent of any alleged state capture corruption, will need to explain how his answers to specific questions at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture implicate him in specific crimes - if he wants to lawfully not respond to them.

In an unanimous ruling delivered on Thursday, the Constitutional Court found that Zuma did not have the right to remain silent in response to the questions that will be put to him by the inquiry in the coming weeks.

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