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Zondo does the right thing – unlike JZ

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Like Zondo said after Zuma’s dramatic exit, this is ‘a serious matter’ – and Zuma was expected to take the witness stand, not walk away.


20 Nov 2020
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Zondo does the right thing – unlike JZ

SCC chair, DCJ Zondo speaks after former president Jacob Zuma left the State Capture Commission in Braamfontein after hearing that Judge Raymond Zondo will not recuse himself, 19 November 2020. Picture: Neil McCartney

Jacob Zuma has, once again, given the country’s judiciary the middle finger, dramatically walking out of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture yesterday without formally asking for permission from chair Raymond Zondo, who dismissed the former president’s application for his recusal. Zuma has broken the law. And he’s the same man who, in 2018, on announcing Zondo’s appointment, said he had “full faith in all judges” and that he urged “everyone to comply with the commission and place no impediments to prevent it from doing its work”. Like Zondo said after Zuma’s dramatic exit, this is “a serious matter”...

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