for subscribers

Jacob Zuma on relationship with Zondo: I dispute that we were never friends

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Former president Jacob Zuma leaves the Zondo commission.
Former president Jacob Zuma leaves the Zondo commission.
PHOTO: Gallo Images/Sowetan/Thulani Mbele

Former president Jacob Zuma has accused Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo of being dishonest about the "close personal relationship" which he says they shared over the past three decades. He has argued that the dispute reinforces why Zondo should recuse himself as the chairperson of the state capture commission.

"I have noted that the chairperson, while accepting that our relationship was cordial and pleasant, disputes that we were friends. I dispute that we were never friends," Zuma states in an affidavit filed at the Zondo commission of inquiry on Wednesday morning.

Zondo was expected to rule on Zuma's recusal application at 15:00 on Wednesday, but has delayed the decision until 10:00 on Thursday.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Will you continue to use WhatsApp following the company announcing a change terms of service which would force users to share personal data?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, the terms of service do not bother me enough to switch
52% - 6581 votes
No, I will be switching over to a new service
44% - 5636 votes
I've never used WhatsApp
4% - 504 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.22
(-0.06)
ZAR/GBP
20.67
(-0.12)
ZAR/EUR
18.39
(-0.15)
ZAR/AUD
11.63
(-0.51)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(-0.42)
Gold
1827.50
(+0.01)
Silver
24.75
(+0.10)
Platinum
1070.99
(+0.29)
Brent Crude
54.89
(-2.34)
Palladium
2377.00
(+0.59)
All Share
63549.75
(-0.52)
Top 40
58446.35
(-0.49)
Financial 15
11916.89
(+0.01)
Industrial 25
83811.01
(+0.08)
Resource 10
63855.25
(-1.46)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo