Jacob Zuma, his legal team and his supporters are clearly trying to make this a case of an illegitimate commission versus the persecution of a popular liberation hero.
Former President Jacob Zuma's introductory remarks before the Zondo Commission on 15 July could not have been more dramatic, even if they had been scripted for a TV soap opera.
Zuma clearly came to the commission with at least three objectives:
In this regard, Zuma and his legal team used a number of lines of attack (and attempts at distraction):
Questioning the initial motivation of the Public Protector (Thuli Madonsela) in recommending the establishment of the commission;
Causing confusion about the availability of documents, as well as about processes and procedures of the commission (similar to his defence strategy in recent court cases);
Indicating that he...
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