Zondo Commission’s findings ‘not the paper worth it’s written on’ – Zuma

The Zondo Commission has released its latest volume of the State Capture Report, once again implicating former president Jacob Zuma.

 Former president Jacob Zuma. Picture: Neil McCartney / The Citizen

The Jacob G Zuma Foundation said on Tuesday that the Zondo Commission’s latest findings are “not the paper worth they are written on.”

This comes after the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture released a third report on Tuesday.

The Citizen reports the latest report focuses on the corruption allegations surrounding Bosasa, which implicates minister Gwede Mantashe as well as former president Jacob Zuma.

Zuma has been implicated in all three volumes of the State Capture Report that have been released thus far.

The Jacob G Zuma Foundation said in a statement that the former president was denied the opportunity of a neutral platform to tell his side of the story at the commission.

“The application for the review and setting aside of the refusal by Judge Zondo to recuse himself despite the relationship between him and President Zuma which he has recently and inadvertently confirmed during the Chief Justice interviews, is a matter that is still pending before the courts,” the statement read.

According to the statement, Zuma rejects Zondo’s findings “which were made without affording him the most basic human rights to be heard.”

“In these circumstances such ‘findings’ are obviously not even worth the paper they are written on.”

According to The Citizen, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria recently granted the commission an additional two months – to the end of April 2022 – to complete its work.

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