Former president Jacob Zuma may be compelled to give evidence and be cross-examined at the state capture commission of inquiry. This is according to the commission’s chair deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo. In an interview with eNCA, Zondo said the level of corruption in SA had reached “unacceptable proportions” and he urged South Africans from all walks of life to help bring to book those responsible by bringing evidence of state capture to the commission. Despite the testimony of witnesses directly and indirectly implicating him, Zuma has thus far shown a dismissive attitude to the commission, maintaining that there was no need to cross-examine witnesses. Zondo said although Zuma may be entitled to that opinion and that there was no need for him to voluntarily come before the commission, the commission reserved the right to call him to answer questions and give evidence. “He [Zuma] may feel that he has not been implicated and therefore there is no need for him to appear before th...

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