Pretoria: The younger Zuma is apparently prepared to face the panel.
Duduzane Zuma has told the commission of inquiry into state capture that he is now willing to appear and testify on his version of events.
Zuma’s legal counsel Dawie Joubert told the inquiry last week that his client would like to testify at the inquiry, but he can’t as he is facing parallel charges related to state capture.
Zuma is facing charges related to the bribery of Jonas and has been released on bail and is expected to appear in January 2019 for the case.
Joubert said Duduzane has been charged unfairly as it is clear from the evidence submitted that Jonas did not lay a criminal case against him. Duduzane’s ability to appear before the inquiry is hampered by the case he is facing.
On Monday in the letter read out by Advocate Paul Pretorius, who is part of the commission’s legal team, Zuma said he was willing to appear.
“He is prepared to attend and appear as a witness before the commission in terms of the evidence given by Mcebisi Jonas. We are asked to place this before the commission,” said Pretorius.