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Zuma won't return to state capture inquiry - for now - due to health reasons

14 January 2020 4:49 PM
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Jacob Zuma
Judge Raymond Zondo
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Zuma's legal team argued that he will be undergoing intense medical treatment overseas and won’t be available before March.

Former President Jacob Zuma will not be returning to the commission of inquiry into state capture this month.

The commission’s legal team had applied for a summons to be issued to compel Zuma to appear between 27 and 31 January.

Deputy Chief Justice Ramond Zondo ruled the application be adjourned until a later date, reports EWN's Gaye Davis.

Zondo heard oral arguments from the legal team of both the commission and Zuma on Tuesday.

RELATED: Zondo to decide whether Jacob Zuma will be summoned by state capture inquiry

Zuma's legal team argued that he will be undergoing intense medical treatment overseas and won’t be available before March.

There is not going to be any summons issued by the commission of inquiry to compel the former president to testify between the 27th and the 31st of January.

Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN

It does not mean that there will not be a later summons to get him to testify.

Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN

His legal team says the former president will have to undergo intense medical treatment.

Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN

Also, the head of his medical team is prepared to discuss Zuma's health issues with Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo behind closed doors in chambers.

Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN

Listen to the EWN update:


14 January 2020 4:49 PM
Tags:
Jacob Zuma
Judge Raymond Zondo
medical treatment

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