- Jacob Zuma's backers have expressed that they would rather have his corruption case terminated
- Zuma is facing charges of fraud, corruption, as well as money laundering
- The NPA has postponed the former president's trial until further notice and his supporters are happy with this decision
Former President Jacob Zuma's supporters are advocating for his case to be struck off of the roll and terminated. This is preferred by them until all legal procedures have taken place. Zuma is currently facing charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirmed on Sunday that Zuma's trial would be postponed in absentia. This was because it was agreed by everyone involved that it is not necessary for them to be at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday.
Nkosentsha Shezi, Chairperson of the Radical Economic Transformation Champions in KwaZulu-Natal, was in agreement that the case should be postponed:
"We have always believed that this case is politically motivated and the State has no winnable case against the former president," said Shezi.
Shezi also said that the former director of the NPA admitted that there was no successful case against Zuma.
Carl Niehaus, spokesperson of the Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMV), said that only Zuma's lawyers could make the decision of what was going to happen next.
"As the MKMVA we have not formally met to discuss that. We have to give Zuma's legal team time to look at that,” he said.
The NPA said that they were waiting for the draft consent order to be signed by the judge. Until that takes place, things are pretty much up in the air at the moment.
In other political news, Briefly.co.za reported that Julius Malema says his son must debate with Duduzane Zuma. Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has responded to the mounting calls for a debate with Duduzane Zuma. The Red Berets boss went viral after posting a spicy comeback aimed at the ex-president's son.
Malema took to social media to hint that such a debate would be beneath him, commenting that:
"Ratanang is ready to debate him, I debated his father."
People met this response with mixed feelings.
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