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15 Jan 2019
2:51 pm

Zuma served with highest number of official notices by Zondo commission

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The former president has been more regularly implicated in state capture than any other individual at the inquiry.

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP/File/Phill Magakoe

With the commission of inquiry into state capture led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo set to resume, commission records show that former president Jacob Zuma has been implicated in wrongdoing with regards to state capture – more so than any other individual, BizNews reports.

Each time a witness implicates Zuma, he is served with an official document called a 3.3 notice. The former president has received more of these documents than anyone else alleged to be involved in state capture, the Guptas included.

An audit of the testimony between August and November shows Zuma to have been implicated by seven out of the commission’s 15 witnesses, giving him the dubious honour of being the most accused person at the commission so far.

The Citizen reported on Monday that the commission would resume on Wednesday, after a month-long hiatus, but would not hear any oral evidence.

READ MORE: BLF to testify against Nene and Gordhan at state capture commission

The inquiry was expected to resume on Tuesday, but on Monday afternoon the commission said it would resume a day later.

The short statement read: “The public and the media are hereby notified that the application that was to be heard by the commission tomorrow morning (Tuesday 15 January 2019) will now be heard on Wednesday, 16 January 2019, before the hearing of oral evidence.”

It was also reported that deputy president of Black First Land First (BLF) Zanele Lwana has been invited to testify at the inquiry.

In a letter sent to the party on Friday, the provisional date on which Lwana will give evidence is Tuesday, 12 February, with meetings with the commission’s evidence leaders already taking place this week. The BLF has already deposed to affidavits on the alleged misconduct of former minister Nhlanhla Nene and Minister Pravin Gordhan.

(Compiled by Daniel Friedman. Additional reporting by Charles Cilliers)

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