Former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has decided to snub Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration as president of the country. Zuma is apparently too stressed about his legal problems to make it to the event.
Jacob Zuma, former president of SA, has skipped Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration as president of the ANC and the country.
He is apparently 'too busy trying to stay out of jail' to attend the event that takes place at Loftus Rugby Stadium in Pretoria.
TimesLIVE reports Zuma addressed his supporters outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court at his corruption trial when he explained he won't be at the inauguration.
“Tomorrow, the president is being inaugurated and there will be dignitaries and presidents. As they are inaugurating him, I am in jail. I don’t have time to go there because I am busy here, trying to stay out of jail.”
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Briefly.co.za gathered that Zuma will be at his Nkandla home instead of rubbing shoulders with politicians in Pretoria.
Meanwhile, former president FW de Klerk, the last apartheid-era president, arrived at the stadium to audible boos.
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