Carl Niehaus has shared a written message from former president, Jacob Zuma, on matters related to his imprisonment and what he believes to be the long-standing anti-Zuma narrative.
On Monday, 20 September 2021, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) veteran, Carl Niehaus shared a written message from the former president, Jacob Zuma. Zuma conveyed that, as with many of the leaders of the struggle, he believes that history will vindicate him.
Zuma stated that South Africa is in the process of changing from a constitutional democracy to a constitutional dictatorship, noting that after the judgement of the Constitutional Court on Wednesday, 17 September 2021, he is more certain of this notion than before.
He further expressed that he believes that many people are blind to this reality as they have successfully been hypnotized by what he described as the long-standing anti-Zuma narrative. He also highlighted that this alleged narrative is convenient and befitting for others, so much so that the laws of the country are repeatedly bent and manipulated when dealing with him, making reference to the State Capture Commission of Inquiry.
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— Carl Niehaus (@niehaus_carl) September 20, 2021
What did Zuma have to say about the State Capture Commission of Inquiry in his message?
The former president believes that the commission was born out of an anomaly, in that the previous public protector, Thuli Madonsela, was supposed to hand over the investigation to her successor, which did not happen.
What is Zuma’s response to him being in contempt of court?
Zuma has said that at the time, he did not oppose the application as he genuinely believed that the judges of the Constitutional Court would not grant direct access over an issue like contempt of a commission of inquiry.
What message has Zuma delivered to his supporters?
Zuma urged all those who support him to remain resolute and steadfast in their belief that this is not the end. He also assured that he will continue to fight on and that justice will prevail while injustice will be defeated.