Pietermaritzburg - Former president Jacob Zuma has for years been subjected to political vilification using the legal system, KwaZulu-Natal parliament deputy speaker Michael Radebe said on Tuesday, comparing Zuma’s court battles to those experienced by late ANC struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Radebe was among the few of Zuma’s staunch supporters who turned up outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday morning to attend the second day of the hearing of the application for a permanent stay of prosecution.
With the exception of police and the closure of Church Street in front of the court, it was business as usual in the capital city.
“Yesterday, I told my wife that there are only two people who have been victimised. It is Mama Winnie Mandela and Zuma.
“Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was disowned by her own comrades as a corrupt person,” said Radebe.