A shot was fired across the bow of the Zondo commission on Monday. Former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyer advocate Muzi Sikhakhane effectively gave notice that he will challenge the findings of the commission in court. This happened in the course of Zuma’s application to have judge Raymond Zondo recuse himself from the commission.

Coming at such a late hour, a successful application would collapse the state-capture commission in its current form. Sikhakhane hinted at the argument that he would make in having the commission’s findings set aside on review. I thought he was on very firm ground...

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