Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has dismissed former President Jacob Zuma’s application for his recusal from the state capture inquiry. In handing down his ruling on the matter on Thursday morning, Zondo said that there were no grounds to support Zuma’s claims that the two men were friends. According to Eyewitness News, Zondo said that there was no merit to Zuma’s claims that the commission has been biased against him based on comments made by Zondo during some of the evidence by witnesses who’d implicated the former president in state capture.