'Zuma still wants to have control of the extent of this inquiry'

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo was appointed to head up the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture by President Jacob Zuma.

But who is Raymond Zondo and what do we know about him?

News Editor at Mail & Guardian, Franny Rabkin says Zondo is the second most senior judge in South Africa and there seem to be no red flags attached to him.

Read: 'Zuma had no choice but to act on state capture inquiry'

He has a long track record as a judge in the Labour Court for a very long time.

Franny Rabkin, News Editor at Mail & Guardian

Political analyst Ralph Mathekga says Zuma's timing of this announcement is a bit suspicious.

The ANC NEC is due to meet on Wednesday to discuss among other things the recalling of Zuma from office.

His timing now, I think, he is also softening the NEC because we know the grounds upon the calling of his removal is also his reluctance to implement the recommendations of the Public Protector.

Ralph Mathekga, Political and Policy Analyst

On the other hand, I think he still wants to have control of the extent of this inquiry.

Ralph Mathekga, Political and Policy Analyst

Mathekga also spoke about the terms of reference of the state capture inquiry that President Zuma is looking at widening to encompass what has been coined 'white monopoly capital'.

To hear more of this analysis by Ralph Mathekga, listen below:


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