Zuma will attend Zondo probe, but will he answer questions?
The former president’s lawyers take issue with the inquiry treating him as if he’s ‘the acccused’
Former president Jacob Zuma, who has up until now never answered specific questions about the allegations of state capture levelled against him, has agreed to “attend” the Zondo commission in July.
In a letter sent to the commission’s acting secretary Peter Pedlar on Monday, Zuma’s lawyer Daniel Mantsha says the former president “remains of the view that the commission is prejudiced against him and lacks the requisite impartiality”.
“We hereby advise that our client has decided to grant the Commission its wish or the wishes of those who advise or instruct it. While he reserves all his rights in this regard, former President Zuma will attend the Commission’s proceedings of 15 to 19 July 2019,” reads the letter, that has been seen by Times Select...