Former president Jacob Zuma has been locking horns with vice president chief justice Raymond Zondo in a public fight over his appearance at the state catch
Vice president equity Raymond Zondo had a child with a sister of one of former president Jacob Zuma’s spouses over 25 years prior.
Zondo was on Thursday lifting the top on the individual family association that Zuma suggested in settling on decisions for Zondo to recuse himself as state capture commission seat. Zuma has asserted that Zondo is one-sided against him.
In an announcement on Thursday, Zondo uncovered: “during the 1990s — that is around 25 years back — when I was in my 30s was still in private practice as a legal advisor — I got into a relationship with a specific lady, out of which a youngster was conceived. That relationship finished during the 1990s.
“Unbeknown to anyone at that point, that lady’s sister, Ms Thobeka Madiba, was, numerous years after that relationship had finished, to get hitched to Mr Jacob Zuma. As far as anyone is concerned, Mr Zuma had no relationship with Ms Thobeka Madiba during the 1990s.
“That Mr Zuma ended up wedding the sister of a lady with whom I had a relationship, that had finished endless years before that marriage, has never had any bearing on the execution of my legal capacities in the numerous issues including Mr Zuma in which I have sat as an equity of the Constitutional Court since 2012, nor does it have any bearing on the execution of my obligations as director of the commission.”
Zondo added that “in none of the numerous issues including Mr Zuma in which I have sat previously” did the previous president actually grumble, raise his anxiety or bring an application for his recusal