Tuesday, 17 November 2020 11:44

 

Photo Credit:Esa Alexander.

Staff Writer.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said that he would deliver his much-awaited judgment on whether or not to recuse himself from the state capture inquiry on Wednesday morning.

The commission heard arguments from former President Jacob Zuma's lawyer, Muzi Sikhakhane, and the inquiry's evidence leader Paul Pretorious.

Zuma claimed that Zondo was insensitive and believed that he had made up his mind that the former president was guilty.

Zuma's lawyer advocate Muzi Sikhakhane requested that Zuma be excused on Wednesday  as he had a funeral to attend.

"He has an emergency, he can't be here tomorrow,"said Sikhakhane.

He also said he would like to present Zuma's statement in response to Zondo's statement in which he disputed having close relations with the former president.

Sikhakhane said Zuma wanted to put his version of their relationship on record.

Sikhakhane said they will communicate with the commission after the ruling has been delivered on Wednesday if Zuma will be back on Thursday or not.

The inquiry has adjourned for the day. Zuma is expected back on Thursday.