The Zondo Commission has denied former president Jacob Zuma's request to have the questions they intend to ask in advance. Zuma has apparently missed the deadline given by the inquiry to indicate whether or not he would present himself for questioning.
A statement released by the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture said that it will be deciding what to do about Jacob Zuma's appearance in due course, after he failed to commit.
The commission has denied Zuma's request to be given the questions they intend to ask ahead of time:
"The commission maintains that Mr Zuma is not entitled to insist that he be furnished with the questions in advance of his appearance, before he can consider whether to give the undertaking."
News24 reports that commission spokesperson Mbuyiselo Stemela says that they feel it is enough that Zuma has been afforded a chance to tell his side of the story, in response to the many allegations levied against him.
The inquiry has initially set aside dates in July for Zuma's appearance, but had not received any confirmation from the former president's legal team:
"The commission is currently reflecting on the fact that, after six weeks since it requested that it be furnished with the required undertaking, it has not been furnished with the undertaking and will take such decision(s) as it deems appropriate in due course."
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Zuma had been given yesterday as a deadline to confirm his attendance at the inquiry, implicated by numerous testimonies before it.
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