Jacob Zuma confirms Zondo appearance but many doubt he will speak

Jacob Zuma confirms Zondo appearance but many doubt he will speak

- Jacob Zuma has personally confirmed that he will appear before the State Capture Inquiry

- However, there is still doubt as to whether he will actually testify

- Already, his lawyers have slammed the Commission, claiming that it is prejudiced against the former president

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Jacob Zuma has confirmed that he will be testifying before the Zondo Commission.

The former president made the remark while addressing reporters outside the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Friday morning, after his son Duduzane was acquitted of all charges.

"We'll see how it goes," Zuma said, referring to the inquiry. 

Zuma is expected to make his appearance before the Commission next week.

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Both Zuma and his legal team have now said that Zuma will testify. However, his lawyers have already hit out at the c"ommission, accusing it of being prejudiced against the former president. 

It is his view that the commission, from the word go, has treated him as an accused person," Dan Mantsha, Zuma's lawyer, said, according to News24.

At this point, it is not certain that Zuma will speak at the Ccmmission, despite assurances from both Zuma and his legal representatives. Some have suggested that Zuma will try to frustrate or obstruct the commission or merely fail to say anything at all, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Additionally, Zuma's lawyers have already complained that he has not been given the questions the commission will ask ahead of time. 

"Zuma is not entitled to insist that he be furnished with the questions in advance of his appearance," the inquiry said in a media statement. 

This indicates that Zuma views the inquiry as legitimate, and casts doubt that he will appear before it to testify in good faith.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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