- Former president Jacob Zuma has once again stated that he would rather go to jail than face the Zondo Commission
- Zuma released a lengthy statement on social media which was dated 28 March and addressed to the ANC SG
- The statement was about Zuma's meeting with the ANC Top 6, which had been held last month
Former president Jacob Zuma released a 23-page statement about his meeting with the ANC's Top 6. Zuma accused them of conspiring to put him behind bars during the virtual meeting held last month.
The former president claimed he had been "left out to dry" by the ANC. JZ stated that he was unhappy that the Top 6 had approached him for a meeting under "false pretences", adding that the meeting was held to please others.
The letter released by Msholozi was dated 28 March and addressed to the ANC Secretary-General. Zuma also spoke about the ANC not protecting him in recent years. He added that he feels the party has "no sympathy" for him.
A report published by TimesLIVE revealed that Zuma spoke about his "woes" and how he has not been free since 1994. He mentioned the Nkandla saga, the arms deal, the investigations by the Public Protector and other instances.
Zuma believes that he has been a scapegoat and permanent target of forces both in and out of the ruling party. Zuma also expressed his feelings towards ANC members removing him from his position as president, claiming that they had worked with other political parties.
Speaking about the Zondo Commission, Zuma made mention of his rights in terms of the Constitution in South Africa, according to a report by IOL. The former president also spoke on members of the ANC forcing other members to not support him.
JZ reiterated that he would rather go to jail than face the Zondo Commission.
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Zuma responded to the Zondo Commission's application to have him jailed. He released an eight-page statement on his response to the Constitutional Court case against him tabled by the State Capture Inquiry.
Zuma said he would even serve a prison sentence if the ConCourt decides so.
Zuma said the ConCourt would not be spared "rigorous questions" when people "gain their voices". The former president believes that many SA judges can not "bring an open mind" to cases specifically involving him.
On page three of the statement, Zuma goes on to say that the State Capture Commission encroached on his constitutional rights by bringing the ConCourt into the matter.
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