South Africa

Duduzane Zuma, the son of former South African president Jacob Zuma, is set to testify at the state capture inquiry. After a sudden change of heart, Duduzane agreed to testify and will now testify at the State Capture Inquiry. Duduzane Zuma is currently facing a number of criminal charges in a separate matter being handled by the Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

His decision has been welcomed by the inquiry. The inquiry is currently investigating the controversial Gupta family and their associates, whom Zuma has worked with in the past.

Zuma’s lawyers had written to the commission’s legal team informing them that he would come to testify in relation to evidence given by former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas. Jonas had given evidence that Duduzane Zuma was part of a meeting in which the Guptas had offered him the job of finance minister as well as a R600m bribe.

Zuma had initially informed the commission that he would not testify due to the charges he was facing in an unrelated matter. He first appeared in court early this year and is set to make another appearance later this year.

Zuma, through his lawyers, had applied to have Jonas Mcebisi cross examined. The Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo is expected to make his decision known on Thursday about the applications to cross-examine witnesses.


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