Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will ask the Constitutional Court to force former president Jacob Zuma to appear before the commission. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - The state capture inquiry is taking legal action against former president Jacob Zuma.
The commission will lay a criminal complaint.
Zuma failed in his bid last week for Zondo to recuse himself.
He then left the commission without permission.
Zondo warns his action was uncalled for and he will be summoned to appear again.
"Any person summoned to attend and to give evidence before the commission is required to do so," Zondo said.
"We are all equal before the law."
Zondo said the law is binding and it was not up to Zuma to excuse himself.
"I decided that the Secretary of the Commission should lay a criminal charge against Zuma with South African Police Service."
Zondo said a summons will be issued containing the dates at which Zuma will be required to return and appear before the commission.