Jacob Zuma given deadline to oppose Redi Tlhabi's cross-examination application

The state capture commission of inquiry has given former president Jacob Zuma until Monday next week to file written submissions to oppose the application by journalist Redi Tlhabi to present evidence and cross-examine him.

Zuma told the commission that Tlhabi was one of the individuals who had been trying to defame him, including branding him a rapist.

These statements prompted Tlhabi to submit her application to cross-examine Zuma in July.

Eyewitness News senior reporter Barry Bateman has more.

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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has set a deadline for the former president to file submission by next Monday on his opposition or any other comment related to the application by Tlhabi to cross-examine him.

Barry Bateman, Senior reporter - Eyewitness News

If the former president does not make the submission by the deadline, Deputy Chief Justice Zondo will continue to consider the application but it does appear he will grant this.

Barry Bateman, Senior reporter - Eyewitness News

Bateman says Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantahse has been granted leave to cross-examine former Bosasa chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi and Richard Le Roux at the commission.

Listen to the full interview below...


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