Raymond Zondo has yet to announce the consequence for former president, Jacob Zuma, who left the State Capture Commission before being formally excused, following an unfavourable verdict on his recusal application.
The State Capture Commission took to Twitter on Thursday, 19 November 2020, to confirm that former president, Jacob Zuma left the commission without being formally excused by Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ), Raymond Zondo. His departure was prompted by the unfavourable verdict given by Zondo on his application for the DCJ to recuse himself. After the verdict was delivered, the commission adjourned for a short tea break.
However, when proceedings resumed, it was confirmed that Zuma and his legal representative had left prematurely. Zuma was set to take the stand to answer questions on matters that have been brought up by witnesses who appeared before him.
Besides expressing his disappointment about the abrupt departure, Zondo did not state what the consequence for the offence will be. The commission has been adjourned for Friday, 20 November 2020, and is expected to resume on Monday, 23 November 2020.
See the post below.
DCJ says they return in circumstances where Mr. Zuma has left the building without asking him or to be excused, he says Zuma has been summoned to be here unless he was excused by the Chairperson. #StateCaptureInquiry
— State Capture Commission (@StateCaptureCom) November 19, 2020