Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has addressed Zuma’s suggestion of his bias due to “family relations,” revealing that he had relations with Zuma’s sister-in-law decades ago.
The State Capture Commission took to Twitter on Thursday, 29 October 2020, to circulate a statement addressing the suggestion of bias by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo against former president, Jacob Zuma. In an earlier statement asking for Zondo to recuse himself, Zuma’s legal team cited family relations as the reason for Zondo’s supposed bias.
Zondo has now admitted to having had relations with “a certain woman, out of which a child was born.” The “certain woman” referred to in the statement is former first lady, Thobeka Madiba’s sister. Madiba is Zuma’s estranged wife, however, Zondo claimed that the relationship ended before Zuma met Madiba.
The statement concluded with Zondo asserting that he currently has no plans to recuse himself. Moreover, he added that he will only address the claims of his supposed bias when “Mr Zuma’s application for my recusal is lodged.”
See the full statement below.
— State Capture Commission (@StateCaptureCom) October 29, 2020