- Jacob Zuma recently claimed that there had been an elaborate plot to assassinate his reputation, and that Redi Tlhabi had formed part of it
- Now, the journalist and author has applied to cross-examine the former president at the State Capture Inquiry
- Tlhabi also wishes to give evidence to the Zondo Commission, saying that Msholozi's testimony should not be taken lightly
Journalist and radio personality, Redi Tlhabi, has applied to grill former president Jacob Zuma at the Zondo Commission.
Briefly.co.za reported that Zuma had claimed Tlhabi formed part of the external forces trying to destroy his character.
During his testimony, Msholozi claimed that the journalist was working on a movie dubbed Raped by Power, which he alleges would cover the rape trial in which he was acquitted.
This film, which Zuma said was being filmed in the United States, was part of a ploy to brand him a rapist.
Tlhabi has denied his allegations and has not only applied to give evidence at the commission, but to cross-examine Zuma too:
"This is a former head of state. What comes out of his mouth is not insignificant. So, I could let this go but on principle, I'm not letting this go because I think it is important for me to uphold the truth, to challenge a lie and to let South Africans decide for themselves."
Tlhabi's legal team say the allegations put forward continue to tarnish her reputation, and cannot be taken lightly.
The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has yet to respond to the journalist's request, reports EWN.
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