It is time deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo called former president Jacob Zuma’s bluff and subpoenaed him to appear before the state capture inquiry Zondo heads. A number of witnesses who have given evidence to the inquiry have directly or indirectly implicated Zuma. But in true Zuma style the man is acting as if he is oblivious to this, maintaining there is no need for him to cross-examine witnesses or appear before the commission himself. In an interview in January Zuma said the main purpose of the Zondo commission was to find him corrupt, but so far no-one had linked him to any corruption. Since 2018 Zondo has urged Zuma to come forward and give his version of events. In an interview with eNCA earlier this week he said although Zuma may be entitled to his opinion that he is not implicated and that there is no need for him to voluntarily come before the commission, the commission reserves the right to call him to answer questions and give evidence. It is now time for Zondo to us...

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