Noose tightens on Zuma as anti-corruption forces act

Former South African president Jacob Zuma.

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What you need to know:

  • There is a demand by the Zuma camp that Zondo recuse himself on alleged basis.
  • When the former president first appeared before the Zondo commission, he objected to answering any questions.
  • He often said he had no memory of what he was being asked about.
  • South Africans, as one analyst put it, have travelled a “very long and dark road out of very bad place called corruption”.

“So I must just fold my hands and do nothing?” was South Africa’s Deputy Judge President Justice Raymond Zondo’s rhetorical summary of where he had been left by former president Jacob Zuma’s many efforts to avoid answering questions about ‘state capture’.

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