StateCaptureInquiry: Zuma backers pose potential headache for Zondo
As Jacob Zuma takes the stand to respond to a raft of serious claims levelled against him, some of his supporters are hoping ...
The group also accused Justice Zondo of factionalism in how he has conducted the commission’s work.
“And it will also determine his own legacy. History will not judge any failure to address and correct the serious shortcomings of the mandate of the commission kindly.”
The Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has already called on Zuma to deny everything, saying that the commission had no tangible proof against him.
By Sunday, the commission was putting the final touches to its logistics plan, which include putting up 30 toilets. Security is also to be tightened at the venue in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Zuma’s appearance before the commission comes after several high-profile figures have accused him of playing a central role in state capture, and of benefiting by facilitating the looting of state coffers by the Gupta family.
Jonas testified that Zuma’s son, Duduzane, had invited him to a meeting with the Guptas in Saxonwold in 2015, where one of the brothers allegedly offered him R600million if he took up their offer of finance minister, after they revealed to him that Zuma was about to fire then finance minister Nhlanhla Nene.
Other explosive claims include that of former Bosasa chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi, who alleged that Zuma accepted regular monthly payments of R300 000 cash to do the controversial company’s bidding as it was involved in multiple state contracts and avoided law-enforcement agencies.
“Our client remains of the view that the commission is prejudiced against him, and lacks the requisite impartiality,” Mantsha said.
Cope spokesperson Dennis Bloem said Zuma’s appearance was the first step towards prison as punishment.Read more: IOL News
I can report better than this. BrianTloubatla Is he mocking?were they mocking? To him that Guptas looted this country it's a joke.Cry our beloved country.
#StateCaptureInquiry: Will Zuma ‘spill the beans’? | IOL NewsOPINION: This week Jacob Zuma has an opportunity to respond to all the allegations he’s been implicated in at the StateCaptureInquiry and to spill the beans, as he has always promised. He will deny, blame someone else and play victim as always Zuma is having meetings with Bell Pottinger and getting advice on how to blame white people His absolute best reply will be 'Noooo I don't rememba' !! RenamedAngelJacobThisWeek
Jacob Zuma could expose his accusers at Zondo inquiryFive days have been set aside for former president, but it is unlikely he will answer any questions He must do it😳😳 GenMQ Nah he won't....Zondo is just Vyrils way of putting pressure on Zuma And Ace to back off politically ...Zero arrests so far !!!?
Not enough for one seat. Another circus on its way 🤔
Zuma mocks his critics on Twitter ahead of state capture appearance: 'I thought I should brighten up your day'A video clip of former president Jacob Zuma dancing and mocking his critics was posted on social networking site Twitter on Sunday afternoon. How is that news worthy 🤷🏿♂️ Hawu & it's news? 🙄 Sowetanlive is now also captured? How has this become news coz during the week there was a video here on twitter showing white ladies singing the same song but you never made it news! Is Zuma helping your sales or just making sure you spread Zuma hatred?
Want to attend #StateCaptureInquiry when Zuma appears? Here's what you need to do | IOL NewsThe Zondo Commission has made special arrangements to accommodate the large number of people expected when Jacob Zuma is set to testify.