Zuma ‘MIA’ as Zondo Works to Wrap up Commission


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Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, says that his father will not go into exile, nor will he go to jail. In a video posted to News24’s Twitter page, Edward also indicated that Zuma is not in Nkandla, but somewhere in the country.

These comments come as the Constitutional Court has found the former president guilty of contempt. The apex court had sentenced him to serve 15 months in prison for this crime.

Zuma had repeatedly avoided appearing and answering questions at the State Capture Commission.

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The Inquiry’s chair, Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo has revealed that the delays and extensions have contributed to the Commission spending just under R 1 billion.

Zondo says that he plans to conclude the report by August. He says that there will not be a preliminary report on its findings.

The Chair also noted that yesterday’s Constitutional Court ruling shows that no one, including Zuma, is above the law.

Zondo would not be drawn on whether Zuma was the architect of State Capture; he says that a conclusion will be drawn from all the evidence.

He also noted that there is no time to hear testimony from the Guptas implicated in State Capture.

[Header image: Sunday Times / Thuli Dlamini]

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