Zuma’s lawyers claim the Commission are against him

Former president Jacob Zuma has agreed to appear at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry for five days in July but has not agreed to testify.

Zuma’s attorney, Lungisani Daniel Mantsha has accused the commission of an attempt to turn the public against Zuma and trying to humiliate him rather than to fulfil the mandate of the commission.

The former president’s lawyers submitted a letter to the commission on Monday stating that he would appear before the inquiry from 15 to 19 July despite the commission not furnishing him with the questions in advance.

The commission acknowledged Zuma’s undertaking but has made no comment with regards to the accusations of bias or political meddling made by Zuma or his lawyers.