One of the many supporters of Jacob Zuma in PMB Picture and videos: Samkelo Mtshali
One of the many supporters of Jacob Zuma in PMB Picture and videos: Samkelo Mtshali

WATCH: Zuma supporters gather in Pietermaritzburg for court case

By Se-Anne Koopman And Samkelo Mtshali Time of article published Jul 27, 2018

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Durban - While former President Jacob Zuma sat inside the Pietermaritzburg High Court, hundreds gathered in the streets to show support for the man they believe is the "Champion of RET". 

Thousands of former president Jacob Zuma's supporters have descended upon Pietermaritzburg's Freedom Square to back Zuma as he faces corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering charges at the PMB Division of the High Court. @IOLPolitics @IOL #ZumaSupporters #ZumaInCourt pic.twitter.com/kLa31ZexJZ

— SAMKELO T.L MTSHALI (@Sam_Blaszczy6) July 27, 2018

Armed with placards, a large crowd gathered, some from the night vigil held the night before, to pledge their support for Zuma. 

One supporter in particulare, called on zuma to come back and lead the country in 2019. 

One supporter of former president Jacob Zuma who clearly misses seeing the man from Nkandla at the helm of the ANC says Zuma should "Come back and lead us in 2019". @IOLPolitics @IOL #ZumaCharges #ZumaSupporters pic.twitter.com/tIloDOkHZY

— SAMKELO T.L MTSHALI (@Sam_Blaszczy6) July 27, 2018

A supporter of former president Jacob Zuma, outside the Pietermaritzburg Division of the High Court, refers to him as the "Best Head of State". @IOLPolitics @IOLPolitics @IOL #ZumaCharges #ZumaSupporters pic.twitter.com/RmxrBJ8xIO

— SAMKELO T.L MTSHALI (@Sam_Blaszczy6) July 27, 2018

Members of the ANC KZN PEC joins thousands of former president Jacob Zuma's supporters in a song called "Asinalo uvalo iloZuma esimthandayo" (We are not afraid because of Zuma who we love). #ZumaCharges #ZumaSupporters @IOLPolitics @IOL pic.twitter.com/2YlN9AqSr7

— SAMKELO T.L MTSHALI (@Sam_Blaszczy6) July 27, 2018

Zuma faces charges of corruption, fraud , racketeering and money laundering.

In court on Friday, Zuma's defence team and the State asked for an adjournment. 

Zuma's new legal team, headed by advocate Michael Hellens, plans to bring an application for permanent stay and have since abandoned thoughts of reviewing the charges.

Deputy judge president Isaac Madondo remanded the case until November 30. He, however, told Hellens and Advocate Anton Katz, representing co-accused Thint, they have until November 16 to make their applications.

Daily News

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