The State Capture Commission has confirmed that a criminal charge will be laid against former president, Jacob Zuma, who prematurely excused himself from last week’s proceedings.
The Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ) of the State Capture Commission, Raymond Zondo has decided that a criminal charge should be laid against former president, Jacob Zuma. This was confirmed on Twitter on Monday, 23 November 2020. The criminal charge is due to Zuma and his legal representative, Muzi Sikhakhane, prematurely excusing themselves from the proceedings on Thursday, 19 November 2020, after his application for the DCJ to recuse himself was rejected.
Over and above the criminal charge, the State Capture Commission announced, “The secretary of the commission will still issue summons containing the dates at which Mr Zuma will be required to come back and appear before [the] commission.”
The point of interest is whether Zuma will make the upcoming appearance, or if he will use the criminal charge as another delay tactic and proof of Zondo’s supposed bias against him.
See the post below.
DCJ says the law is binding and it was not up to him ( Mr. Zuma) to excuse himself. #StateCaptureInquiry
— State Capture Commission (@StateCaptureCom) November 23, 2020