South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has said he will no longer appear before a commission investigating corruption during his presidency.
The inquiry, known as the Zondo Commission, was established to investigate the “state capture” scandal during Mr Zuma’s tenure as president.
The scandal revolves around allegations that the wealthy Gupta family, who are close friends of the former president, used their relationship to unfairly secure millions worth of dollars of government contracts.
I do not fear being arrested, I do not fear being convicted nor do I fear being incarcerated.
I had never imagined that there would come a time when a democratic government in South Africa built on constitutional values would behave exactly like the apartheid government in creating legal processes designed to target specific individuals in society.