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Zondo sets dates for Ramaphosa's testimony at state capture commission

Zondo sets dates for Ramaphosa's testimony at state capture commission

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Wednesday said President Cyril Ramaphosa would appear at the state capture commission for four days in April.

Ramaphosa is set to answer questions on 22, 23, 28 and 29 April.

In a statement, the Presidency also confirmed that Ramaphosa would appear on the set dates: “This is in line with the president’s many public statements in which he has expressed his willingness to testify before the commission.”

The president will give evidence in his capacity as president and former deputy president of the republic and as president and former deputy president of the African National Congress, according to the Presidency.

Meanwhile, Zondo has declined an application by Bain Capital to publish an affidavit responding to its former partner Atholl Williams.

The company - that was a service provider to Sars - made the application when Williams started testifying on Tuesday.

But Zondo said the rules were clear, Bain must testify first.

“If Bain decides to apply for leave to testify and that leave is granted, then Bain would get a chance to tell its version.”

WATCH LIVE: State capture commission proceedings on 24 March 2021

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