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Jacob Zuma will not appear before Zondo Commission, confirms lawyer

Former President Jacob Zuma's lawyer Eric Mabuza said that it was not defiance of either the commission or the Constitutional Court.

FILE: Former President Jacob Zuma at the state capture inquiry in Johannesburg on 17 November 2020. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - It is official - former President Jacob Zuma will not be appearing at the state capture commission on Monday at 10am.

But his lawyer Eric Mabuza said that it was not defiance of either the commission or the Constitutional Court.

READ: Defiant Zuma says won't abide by ConCourt order to appear at Zondo Inquiry

He said that Zuma was still waiting for an outcome on his review application for Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to recuse himself and the matter was not before the Constitutional Court, so it didn't make a ruling on it.

Mabuza wrote to Zondo just hours before Zuma was expected to appear.

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