Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is expected to today rule on whether he will recuse himself from hearing the testimony of former President Jacob Zuma.

Zondo yesterday read a statement at the State Capture Commission in Johannesburg denying having a friendship with Zuma or that the former President influenced his career in the judiciary.

Zuma’s lawyers allege that their client has been treated unfairly by the commission ignoring and ridiculing his earlier evidence and the manner in which witnesses were selected.

The Commission lawyers however rejected the claims saying that they did not pass the test of what constitutes bias and therefore Zondo must remain.

Lawson Naidoo the Executive Director of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution said that Zuma’s application is baseless and that this is a ploy to avoid testifying before the Commission.