D-day for Baba: Jacob Zuma set to testify today as supporters gather

D-day for Baba: Jacob Zuma set to testify today as supporters gather

- After weeks of avoiding committing to appear before the Inquiry into State Capture, today is finally the day that Jacob Zuma begins his appearance

- The former president is set to appear for the entire week, answering to allegations of graft and corruption

- While the political heavy-weight has co-operated thus far, it remains unclear if he will actually provide any real answers at the Zondo Commission

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While Mzansi is bustling to get to work this morning, the situation at the Zondo Commission has kicked into high gear.

With former president Jacob Zuma appearing today before the inquiry, supporters have been mobilised, arriving in the early hours today, along with law-enforcement.

Security is a top priority with Zuma's followers and detractors expected to demonstrate outside of the venue.

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Outside the gates of the venue, heavy-duty police vehicles, a water cannon and both SAPS and Joburg Metro can be seen manning the fort, reports TimesLIVE.

Former finance minister, Des van Rooyen, and MK veteran, Carl Niehaus, have arrived early at the Parktown venue in support of their comrade.

Briefly.co.za reported that, despite numerous allegations put forward at the Inquiry, Jacob Zuma maintains his innocence, and is expected to continue to do so during his testimony this week.

From ties to the infamous Gupta family to an alleged R300 000 monthly bribe from BOSASA in exchange for business and political influence, Zuma has been implicated far and wide.

The most recent accusation was levied against Zuma by Rajesh Sundaram, former editor of a Gupta-owned news channel, ANN7.

Sundaram dubbed the ex-president as the 'go-to-guy' for the Gupta brothers, coming to their rescue whenever they ran into issues with Infinity Media assets and keeping him informed, much like a shareholder, of activities at the television station.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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