Scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma’s scant regard for due processes came under the spotlight at the state capture commission on Wednesday.

Former national director of public prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana told the commission how Zuma lieutenants made life difficult for him, having declared that he would not serve out his full term. There was also political and external interference at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which dented the public’s confidence in the crucial state institution, he said.

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