Expectations as Zuma is set to testify at Zondo Commission

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 3: President Jacob Zuma during the SADC Double Troika summit on Lesotho on July 3, 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa. The summit is expected to find a solution to Lesotho’s political crisis. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sunday Times / Simphiwe Nkwali)

Political Analyst, Ralph Mathekga, has outlined his expectations of former President Jacob Zuma’s appearance at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, saying Zuma’s aim may be to discredit any notion that he enabled State Capture activities.

After 130 days of testimony from more than 80 people, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is set to hear Zuma’s version.

Some have placed the former President and the Gupta family directly at the centre of the State Capture project.

Mathekga has questioned whether Zuma will challenge the already-existing evidence before the Commission.

“Sometimes when people are cross-examined, you start seeing people changing their statements. So it will be very interesting to hear Zuma’s own version. Is he going to challenge the version that exists out there?

“This is someone who is in denial about State Capture. He believes State Capture is just an orchestration or an idea by people. So, his aim will be to discredit the ideas that there has been State Capture under his watch.”

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