- Jacob Zuma has always been popular with the people, but it's his political supporters whose statements have had the most impact
- Carl Niehaus, BLF leader Andile Mngxitama, Willies Mchunu and others have all supported the former president in his capacity as an ANC comrade
- Jacob Zuma's court case has been postponed until the 8th of June
Former president Jacob Zuma has gotten into a lot of hot water with the public over his blatant corruption and the various state capture allegations, but political supporters say they'll stand by him.
Andile Mngxitama, leader of the Black First Land First (BLF) movement, in his speech before Zuma's court appearance this morning, said that Zuma may not be the president of the country anymore, but he will always be the people's president.
ANC national executive member and Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association spokesperson, Carl Niehaus, also spoke up in support of Zuma.
Niehaus said that he was there in his personal capacity and would support Zuma no matter what the outcome of his court hearing is, Briefly.co.za gathered.
"I joined the ANC 40 years ago under the apartheid regime. I knew I could die. I know that comradeship is all about support. A soldier does not leave another soldier on the battlefield.
"I don't care if anyone wants to have negativity against me and my fellow comrades that are with me at this court know that we are acting as people with background. We are not charlatans who simply go with the wind and all our jackets to be blown in the wind," Niehaus said.
Other political supporters of Zuma were the KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Willies Mchunu, and the MEC for Social Development Weziwe Thusi and Meshack Radebe KZN Deputy Speaker, who appeared at the Durban High Court on Friday morning.
Zuma's court appearance was over quickly, with the state requesting a postponement until 8 June.
Afterwards, Zuma addressed his supporters outside the courthouse.
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