- Jacob Zuma may just have emerged from a hospital stay but that hasn't stopped the former president from weighing in
- Zuma came out in support of Brazilian ex-president Luiz Lula da Silva who has just been released from prison
- A supreme court ruling has allowed the politician to emerge from jail where he has been serving a corruption sentence
Former Jacob Zuma has come out in support of Brazil's controversial former leader Luiz Lula da Silva.
Briefly.co.za reported that South Africa's ex-president had bowed out of his scheduled State Capture Inquiry appearance due to a mystery illness.
It later emerged that the 'over-worked' ANC veteran had been admitted to a Durban hospital early last week.
While Msholozi has since been discharged he seems to have been keeping a close eye on events overseas.
In a social media post, the embattled Zuma reached out to the Brazilian politician with a message of unity and support:
"Welcome home my brother, Lula. Aluta continua. See you soon."
The Guardian reports that Da Silva's release has delighted his followers but infuriated supporters of current President Jair Bolsonaro.
After evaded his 12-year sentence, Lula greeted flocks of supporters to thank them for their solidarity during his nearly 600-day imprisonment:
“They did not imprison a man. They tried to kill an idea. Brazil did not improve, Brazil got worse. The people are going hungry. The people are unemployed. The people do not have formal jobs. People are working for Uber – they’re riding bikes to deliver pizzas.”
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