Zuma wants Zondo recused - but he’s warned he still has to show ...


Zuma wants Zondo recused - but he’s warned he still has to show up

But the former president immediately took exception to the 'bullying' and 'condescending' tone of the warning

Karyn Maughan

Former president Jacob Zuma has filed his application for the recusal of deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo as head of the state capture inquiry, just days before the former head of state had been subpoenaed to appear before him.

The filing of Zuma’s application, which is understood to be 100 pages long, comes after the inquiry’s secretary, Itumeleng Mosala, warned Zuma’s attorney, Eric Mabuza, on Wednesday that even if such an application were filed, the former president was still expected to appear for his scheduled appearance on Monday.

“I take this opportunity to warn your client that, even if his legal team plans to move his application for the chairperson’s recusal, that will not be a valid reason for him not to comply with the summons on 16 November 2020,” Mosala wrote to Zuma’s attorney Eric Mabuza on Wednesday...

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