Zuma has no intention of delaying state capture inquiry: lawyer

Former president Jacob Zuma incurred the costs when he tried to stop the release of former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report. 

Former president Jacob Zuma incurred the costs when he tried to stop the release of former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report.

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JOHANNESBURG - Former President Jacob Zuma's legal team's asking for more time to prepare its arguments for the State Capture Inquiry.

The request comes after it said it has no intention of delaying the inquiry, which kicked off on Monday.

Zuma's lawyer, Muzi Sikhakhane, says they have over a 100 pages to go through.

"We wish to make the following points, that we have received three notices and I appear on behalf of Mr Zuma relating to Mentor, Maseko and Williams,” said Sikhakhane.

 

 

“We have not intention to install that process.

“We want to make meaningful participation to this very important process.”

Head of the commission Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said the commission has had its share of challenges.

The commission said it has the power to raid premises and seize documents but such action needs permission from a judge.