Pietermaritzburg - Former ministers Mosebenzi Zwane and Des van Rooyen were on Thursday among the high-profile ANC members who came to support former president Jacob Zuma in his corruption trial at the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
Zwane, a former mineral resources minister, described Zuma as one of the country’s greatest leaders, saying he was being persecuted instead of celebrated.
“I have learnt a lot from him, and I believe he does not get the respect he deserves.
“But he is not the first one, because Winnie Mandela went through this, and many other leaders will go through this as right leaders, which must be celebrated, are persecuted,” he said outside the court.
“He is one of the best leaders I have worked with,” said Zwane.