Live Stream: Jacob Zuma has returned to resume testimony at Inquiry

Live Stream: Jacob Zuma has returned to resume testimony at Inquiry

Former president Jacob Zuma brought proceedings at the State Capture Inquiry to a standstill on Wednesday, with his team hinting that he may well be withdrawing from testifying altogether.

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It seems that all is forgiven though, with the veteran politician's motorcade pulling in at the venue.

Zuma and his legal team had cried foul during his last appearance, claiming that the Zondo Commission was unfair in their line of questioning.

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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo insists that the probing questions levied at the ex-president fall within the mandate of the inquiry, and are relevant to their investigation.

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Jacob Zuma agrees to testify at inquiry, but on his own terms

Former president Jacob Zuma has agreed to testify at the State Capture Inquiry, but on his own terms and conditions.

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Jacob Zuma has agreed to continue testifying at the inquiry, but has given certain terms and conditions.

The two teams will be meeting over the course of the next two weeks to prepare for further testimony. During this time areas of interest in various witness statements will be identified for Zuma's attention.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo indicated that he is pleased the parties concerned were able have a 'fruitful' conversation and find a way forward.

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Jacob Zuma thanked Zondo for his considerations and, given the opportunity to talk, commented:

" I think it is the right of anyone to raise concerns and the concerns should be looked at. I appreciate that we were able to meet with the two teams and find a way forward. I think it is of interest of all of us to address issues that face this country in what ever form."

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Live Stream: Zondo adjourns inquiry proceedings to find way forward

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has adjourned proceedings at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in an attempt to reconcile differences between the two teams.

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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has elected to adjourn proceedings at the inquiry for the moment.

Zondo has requested a seating with both Jacob Zuma's legal team and Advocate Paul Pretorious to find a way forward for the ex-presidents testimony.

The chairman of the commission says that the inquiry will resume proceedings in an hours time and is hopeful that the differences between the two parties will be put aside.

This comes after Zondo highlighted Zuma's intentions to co-operate with the commission earlier this week.

Jacob Zuma's legal team has indicated that they are willing to hold a discussion on the matter.

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Live Stream: Zuma's legal team adamant rules were breached at inquiry

The inquiry has been marked by a power struggle between the two opposing teams, with Jacob Zuma's team claiming that rules have been breached in proceedings.

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The debate between Jacob Zuma's legal team and the State Capture Inquiry's team continues.

Muzi Sikhakhane, who is serving as the ex-president's defence, insists that the inquiry had been dishonest in their invitation for his client to appear.

Advocate Paul Pretorious insists, however, that Zuma may not decline to answer any questions put to him, as detailed in the rules that govern the commission.

It seems as if Jacob Zuma and his team have decided that he will no longer be testifying before the inquiry.

The inquiry's team insists that their action has been completely within the rules, denying any breach, as claimed by Sikhakhane.

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