LEAKED AUDIO: Reveals how Jessie Duarte advised Jacob Zuma not to appear before Zondo commission

ANC deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte told the party’s national officials that she believes former President Jacob Zuma should not appear before deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

She told the officials, dubbed the top six, during their meeting with Zuma last month that “it’s not like we can’t see what’s wrong with Zondo” and that if possible Zuma should appear before a different judge.

This is contained in a leaked audio clip of the virtual meeting meeting last month. She told the meeting that she personally doesn’t support views that Zuma should appear before Zondo. “Going to the commission under Zondo, personally I believe that is absolutely not a good thing for Comrade Zuma to do given the personal, historical and mechanisms that exist between them,” Duarte said.