Yet he has done everything possible not to have his day in court. Exhilarated by his son, Duduzane Zuma’s acquittal of the culpable homicide and reckless driving charges on Friday, tomorrow he heads to the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture to give testimony or his side of the story.
He has been linked to allegations of state capture by several witnesses, including former Government Communication and Information System head Themba Maseko, former MP Vytjie Mentor, former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and former Bosasa (now African Global Operations) chief operations officer Angelo Agrizzi.
Many of his supporters are expected to be bused in “to support him”, which has become the norm at his court appearances.
In May during Agrizzi’s testimony, the former president addressed his supporters after his court appearance and cautioned those who called for the (Zondo) inquiry: “If only they listened to me. Things are bad now. Agrizzi has never implicated Zuma. He was just speculating, But for others, he says I gave so and so this much, there is proof.”