Genevieve Quintal Political editor

Things are expected to heat up at the state capture commission of inquiry soon as deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo starts hearing testimony from key individuals and organisations implicated in allegations of corruption. 

It is expected that former president Jacob Zuma will eventually come to the commission. Despite all his bravado — stating that he will defy a Constitutional Court order — the consequences of persisting with that approach is now clear, and Zuma seems likely to back off to avoid prison. It has yet to be seen, however, how exactly this will play out.     ..

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