The Zondo Commission released a statement detailing the agenda for its upcoming proceedings, which will start off with it hearing an application to issue a summons for Jacob Zuma.
The Zondo State Capture Commission, on Thursday, 8 October 2020, released a statement detailing the agenda for its proceedings on Friday, 9 October 2020. The first item on the agenda was listed as the hearing of an application for an order authorizing the secretary of the commission to issue a summons for former president, Jacob Zuma to appear before the commission.
The statement comes after The Zuma Foundation released a statement earlier on Thursday, accusing the presiding judge, Justice Raymond Zondo, of being bias. The statement suggested that the insistence of having Zuma appear before the commission is politically motivated, rather than a pursuit of justice.
If the summons is approved, the former president will have to appear before the commission between Monday, 16 November and Friday, 20 November 2020. The verdict of the application will be determined after the hearing, which is scheduled to start at 09:00.
Read the full statement below.
The commission will hear an application for an order Authorizing the Secretary of the commission to issue a summons for the former President, Mr Jacob Zuma, at 09:00 tomorrow, it will also hear evidence from Mr Zola Tsotsi and Ms Matsietsi Mokholo.#StateCaptureInquiry pic.twitter.com/zUajALCuLU
— State Capture Commission (@StateCaptureCom) October 8, 2020