South Africa graft inquiry adjourned after Zuma complaint | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, July 19, 2019

South Africa graft inquiry adjourned after Zuma complaint

A South African panel questioning former president Jacob Zuma over alleged graft during his time in office suspended work Wednesday after he complained that the questioning was too harsh.

“We adjourn the proceedings until Friday morning, I am confident that there are reasonable prospects that ways could be found to address the concerns by the former president,” said Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, chairing the investigation.

Government officials and businessmen have been appearing before the so-called Commission of Inquiry into State Capture over the last 11 months in Johannesburg.

Previous witnesses have given damning evidence against Zuma, portraying his nine-year presidency as a time of mass looting of state assets.

He was ousted by the ruling ANC party in 2018 and replaced by his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa.

Zuma, who started testifying on Monday, has rebuffed all accusations of wrongdoing and said he and his family had received death threats after his first appearance.

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