- The Democratic Alliance vowed it will put Jacob Zuma behind bars for 15 years if they win the elections of 2019
- The party's spokesperson, Solly Malatsi, said the government must punish corruption
- This comes after the ANC announced it will help Zuma pay his legal fees now that he must fork it out
The DA wants Jacob Zuma to spend a long time behind bars and promised it would happen, should they win the upcoming 2019 national elections.
The party's spokesperson, Solly Malatsi, said they are committed to taking on high-profile figures like Zuma who was involved in corruption.
The DA will continue fighting to ensure that those who are found guilty of corruption are held accountable, and our government would punish corruption through 15-year jail sentences.
Malatsi said this after the ANC announced it would help Zuma pay his legal fees after the Pretoria High Court ruled he is liable.
According to a report by The South African, Dakota Legote, acting spokesperson for the ANC, said on the 14th of December that the party takes responsibility for their rulers and would help Zuma to raise the money he needs - the roughly R16 million, or more.
Malatsi feels the ANC is only trying to win votes with this decision.
The ANC, in whatever form and whoever leads it, will always protect the corrupt and justify the indefensible. That the party is prepared to pay for Jacob Zuma and his legal fees shows that he truly is still in charge.
They need him to campaign for the party ahead of the 2019 elections at all costs.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Zuma and his team of legal representatives filed for leave to appeal against a court-order that slapped him with the fees for challenging the State of Capture report.
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