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Carl Niehaus addresses his arrest outside Estcourt Prison

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MK veteran, Carl Niehaus has addressed his arrest and expressed that the association cannot allow supporters to be silenced from expressing their outrage at the imprisonment of Jacob Zuma.

On Friday, 9 July 2021, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) veteren, Carl Niehaus took Twitter to address his arrest on Thursday, 8 July 2021. Niehaus was reportedly arrested outside of the Estcourt Prison, where former president, Jacob Zuma is currently serving his 15 month sentence for contempt of court. Niehaus  announced that he, accompanied by others, would be gathering at the prison facility in support of Zuma, registering their protest against his imprisonment.

Niehaus addressed his fellow comrades and South Africans, specifically those who he believes to be outraged by what he has referred to as the continuing, unjust and vindictive imprisonment of the former president. Niehaus also confirmed his arrest during a live interview with the SABC, and stated unequivocally that he believes that Zuma is the first political prisoner since after the 1994 democratic elections.

Niehaus also called it a disgrace for the democratic government of South Africa, as well as for the governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). He further stated that his arrest, and all other actions being taken to intimidate South Africans from expressing their outrage, cannot allow them to cower and be silenced from exercising their democratic rights to campaign.

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