Update: Former President Jacob Zuma will not immediately be issued with a summons to appear before the state capture inquiry next month after his legal team argued that he will be undergoing intense medical treatment overseas and won’t be available before March.
DCJ says it's been accepted that between the 27 and the 31 of January 2020 the former president will not appear before the commission due to his medical conditions.#StateCaptureInquiry— State Capture Commission (@StateCaptureCom) January 14, 2020
The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture resumed its proceedings after the Christmas break.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is expected to hear an application from the evidence leaders, which seeks authorisation for a summons to be issued to force former president Jacob Zuma to return and testify.
The legal team wants Zuma to appear before the commission from January 27 to 31.
Zondo will also hear testimony from Colonel Christine Anderson about the Gupta Waterkloof landing.
However Zuma’s lawyers will oppose an application that is aimed at compelling the former statesman to reappear at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in two weeks’ time.
In November last year Zuma failed to reappear at the commission as scheduled, his lawyers saying he was too ill to give further testimony following his first appearances months earlier, when he gave explosive evidence.
But it appears he is unlikely to set foot at the commission again.
Courtesy of SABC.