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'No basis' for Zuma's calls for Zondo recusal - state capture inquiry secretary hits back

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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

The commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture says former president Jacob Zuma has shown "no basis" for Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to step down as its chair because of alleged bias – and has hit out at the former head of state for launching his application for Zondo's recusal right at the end of its proceedings.

Inquiry secretary Itumeleng Mosala has further argued that, if Zuma fails to respond to the evidence given against him during the commission, "he would be failing in his public duty and his duties as a former president".

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