Last week former president Jacob Zuma was found guilty of contempt of court and he was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment by the Constitutional Court.
Since then there has been tensions in KwaZuluNatal with Amabutho marching to Zuma’s residence Nkandla to show support and solidarity to the former leader.
Today Zuma addressed Amabutho and in his address he mentioned that he was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment. He said he is not aware of his crimes that would call for such a punishment.
Zuma said his legal team is going to send a letter addressing the issue. He said they will clearly state that the judgement is not fair and not necessary.
He said it is going to be difficult to have him arrested when he has done nothing wrong. Msholozi clearly said there is no need and he doesn’t see himself marching into prison cells when he is innocent.
He said leaders of the judiciary and the government are abusing their powers. He added that having a Commission of Inquiry questioning government officials and ex government officials is not necessary.
Zuma mentioned once again that he is not afraid of going to jail because during the Apartheid he was jailed.
He said he is not aware of his crimes, he thanked the Amabutho and Indunas for showing their support and rallying behind him. He said in the end he will make his own decision.