Jacob Zuma will appear before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo shortly after the state hijacking commission resumes its hearings later this month.
Zondo, chairman of the commission, said on Wednesday Cyril Ramaphosa will also testify in the second half of the year.
He had already spoken to Ramaphosa earlier and told him he could expect to be called in July, but that will probably happen later because of the Covid 19 pandemic, he said during an online briefing.
Zuma will have to testify “fairly soon” after the resumption of proceedings in the last week of this month.
His second appearance before the commission was also postponed due to the pandemic.
“We still want him to come and testify. I think it will happen pretty soon, ”Zondo said.
Zuma testified on July 15 last year and would have testified again later that month, but that did not happen. According to his legal representatives, he was too ill and in Cuba for treatment.
The commission also intends to continue its application for a summons for Zuma to appear before him. That application was also moved because of the coronavirus on the long run, the judge said.
The commission’s staff return on June 15, although those who can work from home may do so.
The Zondo Commission has already been postponed three times and should now have its report ready by March 31 next year.