Constitutional Court orders Zuma to appear at Zondo Commission

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The Constitutional Court has ruled that former President Jacob Zuma must appear before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

The Commission had lodged an urgent application to force Zuma to appear before it and respond to allegations levelled against him by more than 30 witnesses.

The court has also declared that Zuma cannot invoke his right to remain silent as he had initially threatened.

Zuma has been ordered to pay the Commission’s legal costs and those of the two counsels.

In the video below, Justice Christopher Jafta delivers the judgment against Zuma:

In November 2020, Zuma walked out of the Commission without the Chairperson’s permission, after failing in his bid to have Justice Raymond Zondo recusing himself as the Commission’s presiding officer.

 Zuma walks out of Inquiry before he could take the witness stand: