Johannesburg - While he was initially expected to use the hour-long lunchtime court breakout to address his supporters, former president Jacob Zuma would now address them when the proceedings end at 4 pm on Monday.
Relaying the message to hundreds of eagerly waiting supporters who are clad in gold ANC T-shirts, Super Zuma, a provincial executive member of the ANC in KZN, said Zuma changed his mind because "he wants to cover a lot of ground".
Speaking in Zulu to the supporters camped at the Freedom park opposite the Pietermaritzburg High Court, Super said they started showing their support for the former president as early 2005 when he was briefly charged after he was fired as the country's deputy president by then-President Thabo Mbeki.
Taking an indirect swipe at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Super said there would always be judiciary chaos when prosecutors who are supposed to be independent, collude with politicians.
"Let me tell you this, we have to know that a country will have judiciary chaos when prosecutors start to collude with politicians," he said in an apparent reference to Zuma's legal team argument that the corruption case is tainted by political interference.