Zuma: Zondo’s findings ‘not even worth the paper they are written on’

The Jacob Zuma Foundation has lashed out at the State Capture Commission of Inquiry following the publication of its third instalment of its findings.

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Jacob Zuma’s foundation issued a statement in response to the State Capture Inquiry’s latest installment of its report. Image: GCIS/ Flickr

Zuma points to close ties with Zondo

In a statement issued by the foundation on Wednesday afternoon, the Foundation claimed that Zuma had not been afforded the opportunity to tell his side of the story.

“It is now well known that H.E President Zuma was denied the opportunity of a neutral platform to put his side of the story in the so-called Zondo Commission.”

Furthermore, the Foundation claims that Zondo recently ‘inadvertently’ admitted that his relationship with the ex-president is closer than he would like to concede.

“The application for the review and setting aside of the refusal by Judge Zondo to recuse himself despite the relationship between him and President Zuma which he has recently and inadvertently confirmed during the Chief Justice interviews, is a matter which is still pending before the courts.”

Zondo’s findings ‘not worth the paper they are written on’

The foundation made it clear that Msholozhi has firmly rejected any of Zondo’s findings on allegations levied against him at the Inquiry.

“Fundamentally, for these reasons as stated above, H.E. President Zuma rejects any purported ‘findings’ by Judge Zondo which were made without affording him the most basic human rights to be heard.”

In a scathing comment, the Foundation says that the former president has not only rejected the findings, but feels they aren’t ‘worth the paper’ the report is written on.

“H.E President Zuma strongly believes that Justice must be seen to be done. In these circumstances such ‘findings’ are obviously not even worth the paper they are written on. H.E President Zuma will in due course consult with his legal team on the appropriate course of action to be taken following these developments.”

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