Johannesburg - The first part of Tuesday's sitting of the commission of inquiry into state capture ended with a standoff between former president Jacob Zuma's legal representatives and the commission's legal team.
This as Zuma's legal team took exception with the commission's legal team cross-examining the former president instead of giving his version of events, as he was invited to do.
Advocate Thabani Masuku, on behalf of Zuma, raised his objections to Advocate Paul Pretorius as the latter was leading the former president through former Government Communication Information System (GCIS) CEO Themba Maseko's evidence.
Maseko told the commission during his testimony last year that Zuma had told the late Collins Chabane, who was minister in the presidency responsible for performance monitoring and evaluation, to make sure Maseko leaves the GCIS after he refused to bow to the Gupta family's instructions.
"We have a duty to raise concerns when we see a development in the manner in which our client is being cross-examined. Essentially what is going on now is that Mr Pretorius is cross-examining Mr Zuma. He's cross-examining him about issues we are not clear about in so far as the terms of reference are concerned.