Former ANC president Jacob Zuma, who was due to appear before the Zondo Commission, was discharged from the hospital over the weekend and will only appear later to testify.
Zuma is still being targeted by the Commission for interrogation on state hijacking, but Zuma apparently thanked many supporters for their involvement in “the difficult illness period”.
Observers point out that the possibility exists that he should already be seen as a “very sick person”, so that he, like his friend Shaik, could be released early on parole if jail time is his premise, then for years afterwards, happy to live outside prison.
In addition to the arms scandal, there is still the state hijacking scandal, and the Hanekom court case, which is still being smeared on its political bread.
No indication was given as to the reason for his hospitalization, but Zuma described it as a “difficult time”.