- South Africans have flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts on Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo's recusal hearing, which is happening this afternoon
- The recusal comes after Zuma accused Zondo of being biased toward him during his appearances at the Zondo Commission
- Twitterzens have meanwhile expressed their opinions on Zuma's lawyer, Sikhakane, whom many of them find to be a great representative
Deputy Chief of Justice, Ray Zondo is currently undergoing his recusal hearing at the State Capture Inquiry today. The recusal was requested by former president Jacob Zuma, who claims that the Chief Justice is biased toward him.
The claims come after it was found that Zondo was very distantly related to Zuma, having had both a relationship and a child with one of Zuma's wive's sister. Zondo did however mention that he did not have a personal or close relationship with Zuma.
Meanwhile, Twitter users and concerned South Africans have been keeping themselves updated on each and every development in the State Capture Inquiry. Many of them headed to Twitter today to share their thoughts on the recusal hearing.
Read a few of their thoughts below.
"I still don't understand why DCJ Zondo should recuse himself! SIkhakhane is not making sense & he's all over the place #StateCaptureCommission."
"Advocate Sikhakhane is busy degrading himself there, how can the commission be targeting someone who established it? Yes some testimonies may not have been fair to Mr Zuma but all the commission wants from him is to clear himself of all those so called unfair allegations, that's all."
"I can’t focus on my work, the arguments from JZ lawyer are very much interesting. #StateCaptureCommission."
Earlier today Briefly.co.za reported, Zuma claimed that having Zondo on the commission this be a conflict of interest despite this occurring long before Zuma tied the knot with Thobeka Madiba. These allegations were contained in a 100-page application which was lodged by Zuma's legal team last week, just days ahead of his expected appearance.
After the recusal application is heard it remains uncertain whether or not Zuma will actually get around to testifying before the inquiry. This comes after a summons was issued at the former president's Nkandla stronghold in October, legally compelling Zuma to resume his testimony.
News24 also reported that the commission secretary Professor Itumeleng Mosala had confirmed that Zuma would be permitted to appear via video, but remained obliged to comply with the summons.
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