It has taken ten months of probing and prodding, but the mountain of evidence that has formed against Jacob Zuma has become too large to ignore. The state capture inquiry now officially wants the former president to testify at the commission after he was implicated further by South African Airways (SAA) officials.
Msholozi has had a couple of bruising weeks while the Zondo Commission has rumbled on. Witnesses from both the NPA and SAA have openly discussed his interference at each government branch, with Mxolisi Nxasana even lifting the lid on how the Guptas had a hand in certain appointments.
When will Jacob Zuma appeart at the state capture inquiry?
An official statement released by the state capture inquiry has confirmed that Jacob Zuma has been asked to attend proceedings from 15 – 19 July, giving him just a few weeks to prepare for an intense grilling. Time will also be set aside “later in the year” for JZ to face questions on any other issues that may arise after his appearance.
Here’s who has implicated Jacob Zuma at the state capture inquiry
- Themba Maseka
- Vytjie Mentor
- Nhlanhla Nene
- Pravin Gordhan
- Barbra Hogan
- Fikile Mbalula
- Angelo Agrizzi
- Ngoako Ramathlodi
- Mahlodi Moufhe
Msholozi’s requests refused
It has also been revealed that Jacob Zuma has been in contact with the state capture inquiry, too. Their statement claims that the ex-head of state has asked to be presented with the questions he’ll be asked next month. The commission, unsurprisingly, has refused to grant him this luxury.
“The commission hereby confirms the dates for the appearance before it of former president Jacob Zuma, in order to allow him to express his side of the story in response to statements made by certain witnesses.”
“Mr Zuma, among other things, has insisted that he should be furnished with the questioned he will be asked on the witness stand before he can consider the required undertaking. Mr Zuma is not entitled to this, and enough has been told for him to state his side of the story.”
State capture inquiry statement
- You can read the full statement here:
— State Capture Commission (@StateCaptureCom) June 20, 2019