Johannesburg - Former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers say he is considering deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondi’s call for his version of events related two testimonies at the state capture inquiry.
Zuma’s legal team said he supports the state capture inquiry and wants to participate fully with its work.
In a statement, the former statesman said his decision not to apply to cross-examine witnesses had been interpreted as an unwillingness to cooperate with the commission’s investigation.
“Former president Zuma made an election in terms of the rules of the commission that he will not apply to cross-examine the witnesses who allegedly implicated him or may implicate him‚” Zuma’s lawyers said.
“It would seem that despite him co-operating with the commission his election (in terms of the commission’s own rules) is misunderstood as non-cooperation‚ we find this very unfortunate since former president Zuma has sent his legal representatives to every sitting of the commission where the alleged evidence which may implicate him was being given‚ and further he has honoured through his legal team all the requests which were brought to the attention of his legal team by the commission.”