- Jacob Zuma is reportedly preparing for his appearance before the Zondo Commission
- The former president is set to testify between 15 and 19 July
- His spokesperson said that his testimony will likely draw international media attention
Jacob Zuma is reportedly preparing with his legal team ahead of his appearance before the Zondo Commission.
A spokesperson for the former president said he was gearing up for a political fight but did not provide more information.
Zuma has been implicated in wrongdoing by several individuals who have testified before the Commission. This will be Zuma's first time taking the stand himself regarding state capture, however.
While Zuma agreed several weeks ago to appear before the Commission, his legal team has already come out swinging against it. They have accused the inquiry of being prejudiced against the former president. In legal papers filed last week, Zuma's lawyers say that that the Zondo Commission is not impartial regarding Zuma.
Zuma is arguably the most highly-anticipated figure set to testify before the Commission, with Zuma's spokesperson admitting that his testimony is likely to draw international media attention.
Already, many of his supporters have come out in his defense, such as the Mkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) and BLF, according to IOL.
They say they will be attending the Commission on the day of Zuma's appearance, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Zuma is scheduled to testify between 15 and 19 July.
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