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‘Quite silly … deranged’: the experts’ verdict on Zuma’s beef with Zondo

The claim of bias, based on the fact Zondo had a child with the sister of Zuma's future wife, 'doesn't hold water'

Kgaugelo Masweneng and Alex Patrick

In the face of allegations of “bias” from former president Jacob Zuma, stemming from alleged “historical personal, family and professional relations”, deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo made a private matter public on Thursday.

He admitted that he had a child with the sister of one of Zuma’s wives, Thobeka Madiba, about 25 years ago. At the time, he said, Madiba “had no relationship” with the man who would become president.

Many legal experts on Thursday laughed off Zuma’s claims of bias based on Zondo’s admission, especially since Zuma wanted Zondo to recuse himself as state capture commission chair because of this alleged bias...

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