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Karyn Maughan | Jacob Zuma's hide and seek with the Zondo commission

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Former President Jacob Zuma before the Zondo Commission in 2019 (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)
Former President Jacob Zuma before the Zondo Commission in 2019 (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)
Felix Dlangamandla

By all indications, former president Jacob Zuma is unlikely to return to Zondo commission to continue with his testimony, despite threats by chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, to legally force him to appear, writes Karyn Maughan. 

Former president Jacob Zuma has made it clear that he has no faith in the Zondo commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture and previously slammed it as "a political ploy which has no interest in truth but seeks a justification for…my public condemnation".

Now, after commission chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, publicly announced that he would next month consider an application for Zuma to be legally forced to appear before him on 16 to 20 November, the former president's long-held animosity and suspicion of the commission has imploded into open warfare.

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