Explainer: Why Jacob Zuma won't be appearing at Zondo Inquiry

Explainer: Why Jacob Zuma won't be appearing at Zondo Inquiry

- Ex-president Jacob Zuma managed to dodge the beginning of his corruption trial and it seems he intends to do the same with his State Capture Inquiry appearance

- The Zondo Commission announced that the former president wouldn't be appearing next week

- Briefly.co.za takes a look at why Msholozi isn't going to be making his comeback at the inquiry

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Former president Jacob Zuma will not be making his expected appearance at the State Capture Inquiry.

Briefly.co.za reported that Msholozi had been facing a legal gauntlet, with the start of his corruption trial closely followed by a return to the Zondo Commission

The was trial postponed until next year to allow Zuma to appeal the charges facing him in the Thales debacle.

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The inquiry has issued a statement revealing that the former president, along with his legal team, was unable to make it due to 'circumstances relating to his criminal trial':

"The commission has taken note of this. Consequently, the former president will no longer appear before the commission next week."

News24 reports that with the case postponed until February, it is unclear exactly what Zuma and his legal eagles will be getting up to.

The commission is adamant that the dates in November, which Zuma committed to, still stood.

Zuma is facing numerous allegations at the inquiry, supposedly central in allowing the Gupta family to solidify its stronghold on the country's finances.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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