Zuma’s date with Zondo: will he name his ‘detractors’?


Zuma’s date with Zondo: will he name his ‘detractors’?

His lawyers are silent on what he might say, and who he'll implicate in what he claims is a bid to discredit him

Karyn Maughan and Genevieve Quintal

Former president Jacob Zuma, who has been central to allegations of state capture, will address the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture when he appears on Monday, and could name those he accuses of using the platform to discredit him. 

Zuma’s attorney, Daniel Mantsha, would not comment on what Zuma will do when he steps up to the witness stand. “All I can confirm is that he’ll be there,” he said.

It is understood that Zuma’s lawyers have not been communicating with the inquiry since he agreed to appear before it. He has also not prepared a statement detailing his responses to the evidence against him, meaning that those he may implicate have not received the normal notice given to implicated parties...

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