Zondo Commission: 'Zuma under increasing pressure'

South Africa is waiting to see how former president Jacob Zuma performs under scrutiny on Day 3 of his testimony before the state capture commission.

Kieno Kammies gets a recap of his first two days from Pieter du Toit, assistant news editor at News24 and co-author of the book Enemy of the People.

RELATED: ZondoCommission: Zuma disputes Mentor and Maseko's testimonies

Du Toit says although Zuma dominated on Monday with a lengthy political statement, Tuesday saw him lose the initiative.

He struggles when he's asked questions for which he has not prepared - if he's asked questions where his lawyer can't sit next to him, where he can't speak to him.

Pieter du Toit, Assistant news editor - News24

Jacob Zuma is in trouble. He oscillates between 'I don't know' to 'I can't recall' to ' I don't remember.

Pieter du Toit, Assistant news editor - News24

He was agitated, he was irritiated, I saw a man under pressure.

Pieter du Toit, Assistant news editor - News24

For more on Zuma's performance so far before the Zondo Commission, take a listen:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Zondo Commission: 'Zuma under increasing pressure'


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