Zuma 'co-operating with state capture inquiry'

Former president Jacob Zuma addresses supporters outside the KwaZulu-Natal High Court of Pietermaritzburg on July 27, 2018.

Former president Jacob Zuma addresses supporters outside the KwaZulu-Natal High Court of Pietermaritzburg on July 27, 2018.

AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Former president Jacob Zuma insists he is co-operating with the commission of inquiry into state capture. 

Zuma is considering a request from Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo, to respond to allegations against him. 

He's been asked to submit an affidavit, giving his version of the claims made by former government spokesperson, Themba Maseko, and ex-ANC MP, Vytjie Mentor

Zuma's lawyers say the former president had decided he wouldn't apply to cross-examine witnesses who may implicate him. 

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Meanwhile, Duduzane Zuma has been given the go-ahead to cross-examine former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas.

Jonas accuses him of being involved when the Guptas tried to bribe him to accept the position of finance minister.

The Guptas, however, will not be allowed to cross-examine anyone, if they don't testify in South Africa.

 

The State Capture Commission of Inquiry wants former President Jacob Zuma to submit an affidavit.