- Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo heard Duduzane Zuma explain that he is innocent and a victim of the situation
- The former president's son insists that he has been caught up in a 'political storm' with the allegations levied against him
- Zuma revealed the 'consequences' of the allegations against him at the State Capture Inquiry
Duduzane Zuma insists that there is not a corrupt thing about him and that he has been victimised by the situation at hand.
The Citizen reports that Duduzane had told the Zondo Commission how he believed he was caught up in a 'political storm'.
Briefly.co.za reported that ex-deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas had accused Zuma of being present when he had been offered R600 million to accept a promotion to finance minister by the Guptas.
Explaining the consequences of this allegation, Zuma told Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that he had faced political, legal and perception fallout.
Zuma claimed that he was now perceived as a criminal and corrupt, with the public perception influenced by media reports on the allegations.
Legally, Zuma said he had been subjected to investigations of 'all sorts', being faced with numerous courtroom appearances over the matter.
In 2018, Zuma had been arrested and appeared in court on charges of corruption relating to the meeting in question.
At the time of his arrest, Duduzane said he had incorrectly been labelled a fugitive on a 'self-imposed exile'. He had returned to SA to attend the funeral of his little brother, instead having to face charges brought forward by the DA.
With his legal team allegedly not receiving a charge sheet or a warrant for his arrest, Duduzane will be pursuing legal action against the police for his wrongful arrest:
“Someone has to explain. We’d all be fooling ourselves if we don’t see there has been political play at the background.”
The matter had been provisionally withdrawn pending the outcome of the State Capture Inquiry.
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