UDM, COPE weigh in on Zuma, State capture case

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The United Democratic Movement (UDM) and the Congress of the People (COPE) want President Jacob  Zuma to personally provide R1 million before he brings his State Capture appeal application.

UDM and COPE have filed papers in the State capture case.

They fear he won’t be able to pay the legal costs if he loses.

Meanwhile, the chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into the alleged State capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says he’s not certain that six months is sufficient enough to conduct and finalise the inquiry.

President Zuma announced two weeks ago that Justice Zondo would head up the commission to probe allegations that the Gupta family abused their friendship with the President to influence the appointment of Cabinet minister and to secure lucrative state contracts.

Zuma has still to provide the final terms of reference. Briefing the media in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, Justice Zondo expressed concerns over the directive to finish the inquiry within a period of six months.