Sydney Majoko
3 minute read
24 Nov 2020
5:20 am

Zuma may come up trumps

Sydney Majoko

Collapsing the commission or getting it tied up in the courts until its mandated period elapses is a very real possibility.

File picture. Jacob Zuma at the Commission of Inquiry Into Allegations of State Capture, headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on 19 November 2020. Picture: Neil McCartney

‘I’ve always wanted my day in court. It is time for South Africans to hear the truth. My silence has always been to keep unity. It is now time.” The majority of South Africans can correctly guess that these words were said by former president Jacob Zuma. It would be a struggle for them to guess on which occasion he said them because he has said these words on multiple occasions, albeit with a few variations. On this occasion, he said them just before his appearance in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pitermaritzburg on corruption charges. Last week, he walked...