Zondo’s younger brother’s name mentioned at state capture inquiry

Zondo’s younger brother’s name mentioned at state capture inquiry

Robert McBride's evidence before the state capture inquiry has brought up a concern over possible conflict of interest for Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. The chair of the inquiry's younger brother may be implicated by the ex-IPID head.

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Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate boss Robert McBride may give evidence at the state capture inquiry that could pose a huge problem for Zondo.

Mxolisi Zondo, the chair's younger brother, will be mentioned in McBride's evidence which evidence leader Paul Pretorius feels raises concern over a possible conflict of interest.

The Citizen reports that the ex-IPID head's testimony is expected to shed light on the alleged capture of both law enforcement and the justice cluster.

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Mxolisi Zondo, an advocate, has chaired McBride's disciplinary hearing and his conduct will be outlined in the later's testimony.

Pretorius said that Mxolisi has been sent a notice by the inquiry's legal team and his indicated that he will not cross-examine McBride or make a submission to the commission.

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Justice Zondo has ruled that he will hear the evidence and decide at a later date, after consultations, on how to handle to matter.

The Deputy Chief Justice has the option to either recuse himself from hearing the evidence in it's entirety, to omit evidence on Mxolisi or to continue on as normal.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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