Zuma may challenge credibility of state capture inquiry witnesses

As the Zondo Commission continues into its third day this year without Jacob Zuma, the former president is likely to tell the commission that most of the witnesses who testified against him were bitter that he had fired them or ignored their advice.

According to Business Day specialist reporter Karyn Maughn, the former president "hinted" in his submissions to the commission that he may challenge its legality.

This week the commission set out to issue a summons compelling him Zuma to reappear at the inquiry.

Zuma and his lawyers are contending that the application should have never even been brought, that it should be abandoned because he is not unwilling to testify there is just this serious medical condition that has prevented him from doing so.

Karyn Maughan, Specialist reporter - Business Day

I think it is just a sort of indication to the inquiry that in response to his summons that he doesn't actually regard it as being lawfully established.

Karyn Maughan, Specialist reporter - Business Day

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