Carl Niehaus took to Twitter to reiterate that Jacob Zuma will not be making an appearance at the State Capture Commission, following numerous calls for clarification from the media.
The African National Congress’ (ANC) Carl Niehaus took to Twitter on Monday, 15 February 2021, to comment on the current topical matter of whether former president, Jacob Zuma will make an appearance at the State Capture Commission. Zuma was ordered by the Constitutional Court to make an appearance before the commission, following his abrupt walkout from the commission during his brief appearance last year.
Following the verdict, it was confirmed by the commission that Zuma is expected to make an appearance this week between Monday, 15 February 2021, and Friday, 19 February 2021. The speculation on whether Zuma will make it to the commission is based on the consequences he will face should he fail to do so. It is still unclear whether the commission will take legal action if he does not appear. It is reported that Nkandla has already been guarded to avoid the possible arrest of Zuma.
Niehaus, in his post, reiterated that Zuma will not be making an appearance at the commission. He supported his statement by adding that Zuma’s no-show comes on the back of the former president’s stance that he will not return to the commission while Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ) Raymond Zondo is overseeing the proceedings.
See the post below.
I do not understand why journalists keep on phoning me this morning asking if @PresJGZuma will be attending the #ZondoCommission. Don't they have ears? #Nxamalala has spoken loud & clear. He will not be there, & gave his reasons. Finish en klaar! #HandsOffPresidentZuma! pic.twitter.com/29p8GamsaK
— Carl Niehaus (@niehaus_carl) February 15, 2021