JOHANNESBURG - The Zondo Commission is to blame for the position it found itself in, according to Justice Chris Jafta, who ruled on the appearance of Jacob Zuma at the State Capture Inquiry.
Jafta says there is a public interest for Zuma to appear before the commission because he is at the centre of most of the allegations and investigations.
The Constitutional Court ordered Zuma to appear before the Zondo Commission, and give evidence.
Jafta said Zuma is legally obligated to appear and testify before the commission and to obey all summonses and directives.
The judgment was handed down on Thursday.
Zuma has been refusing to attend hearings despite being summoned by the commission, citing alleged mistreatment and bias as his reasons.
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Judgment on Thursday at 10h00: Former President Jacob Zuma is legally obliged to appear and give evidence before the State Capture Commission. (Secretary of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of State Capture v JG Zuma) pic.twitter.com/nK2ReQbkbi— Constitutional Court (@ConCourtSA) January 28, 2021