Jacob Zuma’s lawyers flummoxed by Raymond Zondo’s ‘invite’ to state-capture inquiry
Zuma is co-operating fully with the commission, say his lawyers, and has never said he would not attend the inquiry
Former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers insist he is “co-operating” with the state-capture inquiry and have hit back at deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo’s request for him to respond to the evidence against him as “unfortunate”. “Former president Zuma made an election in terms of the rules of the commission that he will not apply to cross-examine the witnesses who allegedly implicated him or may implicate him‚” Zuma’s legal team said in a statement released on Thursday afternoon. “It would seem that despite him co-operating with the commission, his election (in terms of the commission’s own rules) is misunderstood as non-cooperation‚ we find this very unfortunate since former president Zuma has sent his legal representatives to every sitting of the commission where the alleged evidence which may implicate him was being given‚ and, further, he has honoured‚ through his legal team‚ all the requests which were brought to the attention of his legal team by the commission.” Zuma’s lawyers...