Zuma: 'The only crime that I might have committed was to fight for freedom'

Zuma: 'The only crime that I might have committed was to fight for freedom'

- Former president of South Africa Jacob Zuma will be facing a list of charges in June, but he insists that he is guilty of none of them

- During a prayer meeting at his hometown Nkandla, Zuma told those present that the only crime he did was his fight for freedom

- Zuma also stated that he would not be leaving the ANC any time soon

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Jacob Zuma remains adamant that he is not a criminal and that he did not commit any of the crimes he is accused of.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Jacob Zuma's family and some church leaders have organised a prayer meeting for the former president. They are calling it a welcome home prayer.

The 'meeting' took place in Nkandla - Jacob Zuma's famous hometown. The people behind organising the prayer meeting said that it was merely a way of thanking him for all of the good work he has been doing.

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While addressing those present, Zuma also stated that the Guptas did not capture the state, effectively defending these friends of his.

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Zuma also said that there is no way he is leaving the African National Congress, or creating a new party.

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He went on to say that it is thanks to his fight for economic transformation in South Africa that he is being targeted and accused of corruption.

I am not scared of going to prison, I have committed no crime. I don’t do crime.
The only crime that I might have committed was to fight for freedom. If fighting for freedom was a crime, I will stand before God to answer for my crimes.


Zuma said that he did not wish to be disrespectful toward judges, but they can make mistakes. He feels that would be the only reason he would be found guilty of corruption, fraud, racketeering or money laundering.

He has already decided that he will appeal the court's decision in case he is found guilty.

Jacob Zuma will be appearing in court next week.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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