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WATCH LIVE | Application for the recusal of the state capture inquiry chairperson Raymond Zondo

Isaac Mahlangu Senior reporter

A small group of members of Umkhonto wesizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) have gathered in Braamfontein to show support to former president Jacob Zuma.

Zuma is appearing before the Zondo State Capture Commission where his lawyers are arguing for the recusal of the commission's chair and deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo.

A group of MKMVA members dressed in military uniforms are gathered and singing in support of the former president just a stone's throw from the venue.

A large contingent of police from the Johannesburg Metro Police Department and from the public order division of the South African Police Service have been deployed outside the City of Johannesburg civic centre where the commission is taking place.

Last week Zuma officially applied for Zondo to recuse himself as the inquiry's chair as he feels that the deputy chief justice is determine to find him guilty.

This was just days before the former first Citizen was subpoenaed to appear before the inquiry. 

Zuma's lawyer Muzi Sikhakhane SC has taken the stand addressing what he says are comments by Zondo which raised concerns and give rise to Zuma's recusal application.

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