- Carl Niehaus claims that Chris Vick has been stalking him, calling for protection
- The ANC veteran has since been ridiculed over the claims after Vick denied the allegations
- Calls have been raised for the political figure to face defamation charges over the claims
Carl Niehase has found himself at the centre of drama after claiming a man named Chris Vick has been stalking him.
In a statement published on social media, Niehaus claimed that the 'Jacob Zuma hater' had been following him closely:
“Saturday he was at the international arrivals of OR Tambo International Airport when we were welcoming Msholozi back home. Cap pulled deep over his eyes and trying to duck-and-dive, turning away when I looked straight at him."
Niehaus further claimed that the alleged stalker had been at a later meeting at the Hyatt Hotel:
“Today, when I was in a meeting at the Hyatt Hotel, there he was again, lurking around… Lol, standing out like a sore thumb. Not a very successful and bumbling soy, but nonetheless stalking me and obviously with no good intentions."
Briefly.co.za reported that Niehaus had led the calls to ensure the former president was given a warm welcome home from his trip to Cuba.
Zuma had been seeking medical treatment overseas, and Niehaus had ensured throngs of supporters received the politician at OR Tambo.
In response to these allegations, Vick lashed out at Niehaus and completely denied the claims:
“F*ck off, you paranoid idiot. I was nowhere near ORT for your little welcome home party on Saturday. And anyone who knows me knows the Hyatt is my office. See a doctor. See a debt counsellor. Get help. You’re not worth following."
Niehaus had called on his MK comrades to provide him with protection, urging them that (no matter how irritated they may get) they must 'just always stay within the law'.
In other news, Niehaus claimed that he knew the cause of Jacob Zuma's health issues. He was adamant that the stress of court battles and public 'vilification' had gotten to the former president:
“He has been subjected to court appearances and found guilty by public opinion, and we believe that his illness is very much related to the relentless pressure that has been going on for 15 years. It is not just the issue of appearing in court, but it is general vilification that the president suffers in the media and the attitude of finding him guilty without him being found guilty by the court."
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