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FACT CHECK | Jacob Zuma’s attacks on Raymond Zondo, the capture commission and the judiciary

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Former president Jacob Zuma.
Former president Jacob Zuma.
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Former president Jacob Zuma launched a blistering attack on Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture and the judiciary on Monday after Zondo castigated Zuma for failing to appear at the commission. Zuma made a series of sweeping statements and grievous accusations without providing evidence. Karyn Maughan fact checks Zuma's statement.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Monday announced the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture would bring a contempt of court application against former president Jacob Zuma for defying a Constitutional Court ruling that he appear before the commission and answer questions that did not incriminate him.

Zondo said the inquiry would ask that, if Zuma was found guilty of contempt of the country's highest court, he be sentenced to imprisonment.

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