Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Picture: Karen Sandison/African News Agency(ANA)
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Picture: Karen Sandison/African News Agency(ANA)

LIVE FEED: State Capture Inquiry January 15, 2019

By Staff Reporter, MOGOMOTSI MAGOME AND LOU-ANNE DANIELS Time of article published Jan 15, 2020

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Johannesburg - The Zondo commission resumes on Wednesday morning with retired Colonel Johannes van Loggerenberg expected to testify. 

Van Loggerenberg will give evidence related to Law Enforcement.

On Tuesday former president Jacob Zuma dodged being summoned before the state capture commission after Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo accepted his legal team's submission that he is ill and would be undergoing medical treatment next month. 

Zuma was due to testify before the commission from January 27 to 31. 

Zuma abandoned his testimony at the commission in July, objecting to the line of questioning. He then missed two scheduled appearances, with his lawyers saying he was ill. They did not give details.


Advocate Thabani Masuku SC, for Zuma, insisted that there was no basis for issuing the summons sought by evidence leaders and that his client's medical team was prepared to meet with Zondo, the commission's chairman, to brief him in private on the former president's medical condition.

The commission's legal team is in the process of identifying and/or consulting with other witnesses who will be called on to appear.

The commission is investigating wide-ranging allegations of corruption during Zuma's tenure from 2009 to 2018, when he resigned under pressure from the ruling party.

Zondo said he would announce a decision at a later date after being briefed by Zuma's medical team. 

Among the allegations Zuma faces are that members of the wealthy Gupta family influenced cabinet appointments and swayed the awarding of lucrative state contracts. 

IOL, AP and Political Bureau

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