Lawyers for Duduzane Zuma say they will on Wednesday “seek clarity” from the state-capture inquiry on the postponement of former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas’s cross-examination, which they say they were not given the chance to object to. Zuma’s legal team had successfully applied for the right to cross-examine Jonas about his testimony that a Gupta brother had tried to bribe and threaten him into taking over the post of finance minister from Nhlanhla Nene. The testimony put Zuma at a meeting where the Gupta brother promised Jonas the ministerial job and R600,000 if he took it. Jonas said he was promised a further R600m as soon as he got the job.

Zuma, son of former president Jacob Zuma, maintains this is a lie and has stated it was in fact himself and arms deal adviser Fana Hlongwane who met with Jonas over rumours that Hlongwane was trying to blackmail him. He has agreed to testify about these claims to the inquiry, as has Hlongwane. “We were ready to proceed with...

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