Johannesburg - With the battle between former president Jacob Zuma and radio personality, Redi Tlhabi, heating up, supporters of the former head of state have accused the latter of being an “attention seeker” and a “stooge”.
On the side of Tlhabi, her supporters are arguing to stand firm and force Zuma to retract claims that she is working on a documentary (a film according to Zuma) that seeks to portray Zuma as a rapist. They are also urging her to lay criminal charges against some of the people who are threatening to harm her and her family as a result of the growing public spat.
Prominent Zuma supporter, Nkosentsha Shezi the leader of the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) champion, told Independent Media that Tlhabi was a “white monopoly capital stooge” and they were puzzled that she even wrote a book about the rape incident. Zuma was acquitted in 2006.
The book Shezi is referring to is titled 'Khwezi - The Remarkable Story Of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo'. The late Khuzwayo who hailed from KwaMashu in Durban had accused Zuma of rape.
“It is expected of her as a person who is always seeking media publicity and indeed she is one of the stooges of white monopoly capital… In fact, her Khwezi campaign was one of her stunts to get media publicity and if she was a law-abiding citizen she would know better because a court of law has pronounced itself on the issue,” Shezi alleged.