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Former president Jacob Zuma appears at the Zondo commission.
Former president Jacob Zuma appears at the Zondo commission.
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Former president Jacob Zuma, a flawed and weak character, never cared much for the constitutional order. But Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo made it clear on Monday that the constitutional order very much cares about him, writes Pieter du Toit.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Monday delivered a significant blow to former president Jacob Zuma, a man who for years has been able to flummox and beguile the ANC and bend the law to his will.

After he lost his application for Zondo's recusal last week, Zuma and his legal team – led by advocate Muzi Sikhakhane – walked out on the proceedings of the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture during a tea break.

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