Three months of silence: Why has the Zondo inquiry not responded to Zuma's recusal case? - News24

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

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The state capture inquiry is yet to respond to Jacob Zuma's three-month-old legal bid to force Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's recusal because the former president went after Zondo in his personal rather than official capacity.

Last year, Zuma's lawyers filed a North Gauteng High Court challenge to Zondo's refusal to "recuse himself from presiding over those matters that pertain to [Zuma] and his family".

They gave the inquiry 15 working days in which to file a record of the proceedings that led to the deputy chief justice declining to step down as commission chairperson. 

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