Jacob Zuma too ill for return appearance at Zondo Commission

Jacob Zuma too ill for return appearance at Zondo Commission

- Former president Jacob Zuma has bowed out of his scheduled appearance at the State Capture Inquiry

- The embattled politician is reportedly too ill to be able to attend the hearings scheduled for next week

- This will be the second appearance that Zuma has missed in recent times

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Ex-president Jacob Zuma will no longer be appearing at the Zondo Commission next week.

The commission confirmed that Zuma had informed them he was too ill and unable to attend the scheduled hearings set for 11 to 15 November.

BusinessLIVE reports that Zuma had been slotted to make an appearance last month, but had bowed out because of circumstances relating to his Thales criminal trial.

Briefly.co.za had reported that the former president had taken leave from his appearance in order to appeal the ruling which forced his hand to answer to charges of corruption in the matter.

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This application for leave to appeal is expected to be heard late in November, where Zuma hopes to permanently stay persecution.

During Zuma's first appearance at the inquiry, he had detailed an elaborate plot to have him overthrown, with the politician adamant that he is the victim of a smear campaign.

After the ex-president had threatened to bow out of testifying, the commission had negotiated to send a list of intended questions for Zuma's legal team to consider and prepare answers for.

This seems to have done little in so far as encouraging his return to answer for his involvement in questionable dealings.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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