Former President Jacob Zuma will remain at home for the next week or so after avoiding jail term for the time being. While many of Zuma’s followers can come up with a long list of reasons why he should be imprisoned, the man himself has no idea what he has done wrong.
On Saturday afternoon, 3 July 2021, Zuma spoke to traditional headmen and several of his followers at Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). “I don’t know what wrong I have done, they never told me,” he said in isiZulu. JZ’s supporters have vowed to prevent law enforcement officers from arresting him, by any means necessary.
Jacob Zuma went on to state that he had warned “people in charge” about what they were doing. He was most likely alluding to the African National Congress (ANC) or President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Zuma was supposed to turn himself to the police on Sunday and begin serving his sentence, but he was able to escape it after the Constitutional Court agreed to hear his plea to overturn the court’s decision to imprison him on July 12.
“My lawyers have launched a court case, and I don’t know how that will end. Where things will get difficult (for me) would be when they said I have to go to jail to serve a sentence when I have done nothing wrong, and me also blindly walking into jail,” Zuma said.
“To me, this shows me that the administers of the law, perhaps even the leaders of the country, do not know what it is to run a country and the law. You don’t abuse these powers when they have been given to you, because that can cause huge damage that could have been avoided in the country.”
— Siphamandla Goge (@SiphamandlaGoge) July 3, 2021