- Ace Magashule recently made the fact that he is standing by Jacob Zuma's side during his corruption trial very clear
- Speaking on day one of the trial, Magashule said that Zuma needed to be supported at all times
- The first day of Zuma's corruption trial was unusually void of the large number of supporters who usually park outside every Zuma court appearance
Ace Magashule recently showed up at the Pietermaritzburg Court in KwaZulu-Natal to show support for fellow corruption-accused politician Jacob Zuma, who appeared in court for day one of his corruption trial.
While Magashule and Supra Mahumapelo were there to support Zuma, the usual big crowd seemed to have decided against showing up outside the KZN court, which had been cordoned off by many police officials.
This did not sway Magashule from standing firm in his support for Magashule and was heard telling reporters that Zuma was the president of the ANC and therefore needs to be supported at all times, reports News24.
Briefly News earlier reported that Magashule seems to have may problems of his own and is also in need of support after he accused Minister of Mineral Resources Zwede Mantashe and another ANC member, Deputy Security Minister Zizi Kodwa, of being implicated in serious corruption cases.
He also went on to say that Mantashe and Kodwa were being shielded from the same scrutiny and strict discipline that he has been subjected to by those who are falsely portraying the two politicians as fighters of corruption.
Mantashe has since spoken out against the allegations and accused Magashule of attempting to drag others through the mud with him.
Meanwhile, a Sunday World article reports that an agitated Kodwa has said that Magashule would do anything to "save his skin." Kodwa also promised to "meet Magashule in court" to get to the bottom of the matter, reports News24.
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