Just hours after the Zondo commission investigating state hijacking confirmed that Jacob Zuma was going to testify there next week, it was announced that the former president is now too ill to do so.
“The commission was chaired by former president. JG Zuma’s legal team informed that he was ill and unable to attend the hearings, scheduled for November 11-15, “the commission said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
The nature of his illness was not disclosed.
“Dates for further hearings will be announced in due course.”
Zuma testified before the commission for the first time in July this year. He first withdrew from the investigation before agreeing to continue his testimony at a later stage.
His testimony was characterized by disputes between his legal team and the commission’s witness leaders and even a threat to approach the court regarding the alleged unfair treatment Zuma allegedly received from the commission.