Madonsela on Duduzane Zuma's claim: "He's lying and I don't know why"

Madonsela on Duduzane Zuma's claim: "He's lying and I don't know why"

- Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has accused Duduzane Zuma of lying to the Zondo Commission

- This comes after he claimed she never gave him the chance to give his version of events over allegations made against him

- Madonsela has clapped back, saying Zuma has been dishonest but she has no idea why

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Thuli Madonsela has said Duduzane Zuma lied during his first day of testimony at the state capture inquiry.

Briefly.co.za reported that Zuma had accused the former Public Protector of finalising her report into allegations against him without his input.

The Citizen reports that Madonsela has denied this allegation, saying that she didn't know why he would make the claim.

Zuma had said he was out of the country when he had been approached for comment on the matter, returning to find the report had been finalised.

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Madonsela says that investigators had gone as far as offering to travel to Dubai to speak with him.

Duduzane was reportedly given numerous opportunities to respond to the allegations levied against him, according to Madonsela.

Her team had made contact to set up interviews, even suggesting Skype as an option, but to no avail, reports Business Day.

Duduzane had known an interview had been set up but had been denied over access to his lawyer, explained Madonsela:

"He and two of the Gupta brothers took off to Dubai and claimed they'd be there for three weeks. We asked if they could be interviewed via Skype or we could send a team and they said they could not co-ordinate with their lawyers."

Duduzane was expected to continue his testimony at the inquiry at 10am on Tuesday.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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