- A simple sick note managed to incite chaos in South Africa when Jacob Zuma was issued with an arrest warrant
- While some applauded the move, others felt the former president was being victimised
- Edward Zuma has expressed anger over the alleged plot against his father
Former president Jacob Zuma has been flung into the spotlight this week after the KZN High Court issued a warrant for his arrest.
Briefly.co.za reported that the ANCYL had come to the politician's defence, adamant that the move formed part of a plot to sabotage Msholozi.
The group issued a warning against trying the patience of South Africans, commenting in a statement that:
"The warrant of arrest simply stands as a test to the people and we warn the judiciary and it's friends. Do not threaten the peace of our country. Do not threaten the patience of our people. If you start fire, you are bound to see flames."
Speaking to eNCA, Jacob Zuma's son Edward expressed anger and disgust, agreeing that a plot to destroy his father was underfoot.
Edward claims the warrant of arrest painted Zuma as a fugitive, meanwhile the politician was ill.
Zuma's son questioned Judge Dhaya Pillay's decision to doubt the sick note, insisting it had been malicious:
"They were just being vicious, they were being mischievous, they were being inhumane. It is something that has always happened. Now, they themselves are questioning a letter that comes from an institution of government.”
Thus far, Jacob Zuma has remained silent on the matter, opting to post an image to social media with no caption, holding a rifle.
The post has only served to increase the buzz around the recent developments, which managed to attract global headlines.
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