Former president applies for Zondo to recuse himself

Zuma's MKMVA supporters gather at state capture inquiry

Isaac Mahlangu Senior reporter
Zuma's MKMVA supporters gather at state capture inquiry.
Zuma's MKMVA supporters gather at state capture inquiry.
Image: Isaac Mahlangu

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 on Monday are gathered and singing in support of Zuma near 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.

Deputy Chief Justice delivered judgement on an application for his recusal from the State Capture Commission, brought forward by former president Jacob Zuma on November 19 2020. But things took a turn after the former president left the commission during an adjournment.

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

This was just days before the former president 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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