Johannesburg - The Friday sitting of the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture ended on a positive note after former president Jacob Zuma retracted his decision to withdraw from proceedings.
This after commission chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's intervention in the impasse between the commission's legal team and that of the former president's.
Before a break in proceedings, the former president's legal team announced Zuma's intention to withdraw from proceedings, citing issues around the questions Zuma was being subjected to.
Following a lengthy exchange between the two legal teams, Zondo requested to meet with both legal teams to resolve the impasse and find a way forward.
Upon his return, he addressed the commission on the outcomes of these discussions, which he described as "fruitful".