Johannesburg - Embattled former president Jacob Zuma has replied to the state capture commission of inquiry agreeing to appear on dates set for next month, the Commission said on Tuesday.
"Following upon the Commission’s correspondence addressed to the attorneys representing the former president, Mr Jacob Zuma, and the media statement issued on Thursday last week (20 June 2019), the Commission hereby announces that yesterday [Monday] afternoon, it received a written undertaking from Mr Zuma through his attorneys that he will appear before it on 15 to 19 July 2019," the Commission said in a statement.
"The Commission notes the undertaking."
Earlier, Zuma's lawyer Daniel Mantsha gave no guarantee that Zuma would take the hot seat or answer questions, instead repeating a request that his client be furnished with a list of questions.
Daily newspaper Business Day reported that in a letter to the commission chaired by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, Mantsha maintained that it was biased against his client and "lacks the requisite impartiality".