Major rule-change at State Capture Inquiry could affect Jacob Zuma

Major rule-change at State Capture Inquiry could affect Jacob Zuma

- Thanks to a newly-made change to the way things are done, the State Capture Inquiry will be different

- Amendments have been made that means those being questioned cannot refuse to answer or be vague

- Jacob Zuma could find that these changes will make his time before the commission a lot tougher

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Jacob Zuma is expected to appear before the Zondo Commission for the ongoing State Capture Inquiry at the end of January. He will be given a summons and can't dodge getting questioned.

As reported on by earlier, 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.

Thanks to changes made, things will be done a little differently during questioning, and this could affect Zuma negatively.

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The South African reports that new regulation means that those being questioned cannot refuse to answer. They must also answer questions satisfactorily.

This comes after many who appeared before the commission has hampered the process by 'clamming-up' during their questioning.

Zuma will not be able to avoid answering some tough questions when he takes the hot seat.

Those who fail to adhere to the changes are in ganger of committing a crime. The Zondo commission wants to make it an official offence to dodge questions.

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