Day 2 of Jacob Zuma’s testimony at the public inquiry into state capture began with the former president claiming he had received a death threat after his testimony yesterday.
Zuma said his PA received a phone call late Monday from an unknown caller threatening to kill Zuma and his children.
Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo, who is overseeing the inquiry, said the threats were unacceptable.
The morning session was then dominated by Zuma’s legal team alleging unfairness at the hands of evidence leader Advocate Paul Pretorius.
Senior counsel Thabani Masuku objected as Zuma was being asked about the transfer of former GCIS director-general Themba Maseko after he allegedly rejected advances from the Gupta family to meet and channel the GCIS ad spend to their media companies.
Zuma’s lawyers said the former president was being treated unfairly and ambushed into a cross-examination about issues he did not prepare to deal with.
Commission chair, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo requested both parties to meet in his chambers for further deliberations on the matter.
After the break, Zondo said meeting was “constructive” and they had agreed that Zondo doesn’t need to make a ruling on concerns raised by Zuma’s legal team.
They have found a way to deal with perceived “unfairness.”
“It has been agreed that I will be more ready to intervene in case I think there is unfairness in any question,” Zondo said.