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No, I am not your friend – Zondo denies Zuma’s statement

State Capture 2 months ago

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says he and Zuma did not socialise together and they never had, in response to Zuma’s application to recuse himself from chairing the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.


17 Nov 2020
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No, I am not your friend – Zondo denies Zuma’s statement

Former South African president Jacob Zuma arrives at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg, on November 16, 2020. (Photo by GUILLEM SARTORIO / AFP)

Former president Jacob Zuma might have friends in high places, but Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo isn’t one of them. Speaking at the start of Monday’s proceedings at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, the deputy chief justice said he and Zuma did not socialise together and that they never had. He was responding to Zuma’s application to have Zondo recuse himself as commission chair. “Mr Zuma’s statement that we are friends is not accurate,” Zondo said. Monday’s proceedings started with arguments in Zuma’s application for Zondo’s recusal and the deputy chief justice reading a statement on their relationship...

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