Former president Jacob Zuma will receive a summons to appear before the Zondo Commission at the end of January.
The commission has instructed its legal team to draw up the application. Zuma had tried to postpone his appearance late last year but the commission is losing patience.
Zuma had been admitted to hospital for stress, then he jetted off to Cuba for treatment of an alleged poisoning or eye condition, conflicting reports have been issued by sources close to the ANC.
Last year, Zuma denied any wrongdoing when he appeared before the commission. He did, however, claim that senior ANC officials had been spies.
Derek Hanekom, a former cabinet minister, won a court case against Zuma for his allegations.
Zuma is also fighting a court case relating to the arms deal, he had appealed for a permanent stay of prosecution but that was dismissed by a full bench of the High Court.
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