Johannesburg - Former president Jacob Zuma has accused the Zondo commission into state capture of instigating South Africans against him by publicly revealing his refusal to undertake to testify before the inquiry.
Through his lawyers, Zuma has now undertaken to appear before the commission, where he has been implicated in several allegations by witnesses who took the stand since last year when proceedings commenced.
Zuma has however never indicated interest to either cross-examine the witnesses who implicated him or give his version to commission.
Last month, the commission called on Zuma to appear before it on July 15 to answer questions relating to allegations made against him, but Zuma had instead requested the commission to first furnish him with the questions they wanted to ask him, which the commission refused and publicly revealed.
In a letter written to the commission’s acting secretary on Monday, Zuma’s lawyer Daniel Mantsha lambasted the inquiry for publicly revealing its exchanges with Zuma.