We won't spend money on Zuma’s Zondo recusal case until we know he’s serious – commission

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Former President Jacob Zuma before the Zondo Commission.
Former President Jacob Zuma before the Zondo Commission.
Felix Dlangamandla

The state capture inquiry has urged former president Jacob Zuma to confirm whether he’s serious about pursuing Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s recusal in court – given his claims that he will "never get justice before some of the current crop of our judges".

"The Commission has already twice incurred legal costs as a result of Mr Zuma’s conduct... and would not like to incur any further unnecessary legal costs if Mr Zuma no longer intends to pursue his review application," the inquiry stated in response to questions from News24. 

Those costs, the commission said, were related to its successful December 2020 application to the Constitutional Court to compel Zuma to appear before it and answer non-incriminating questions, and its subsequent contempt of court case against him for failing to comply with the ruling given in that case.

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