Johannesburg - Hundreds of supporters of former president Jacob Zuma marched about four kilometres from Johannesburg's Zoo lake to Pieter Roos Park, near to where the commission of inquiry into state capture hearings featuring the former head of state was taking place on Monday.
Members of the Congress of South African Students, Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association and African National Congress came out in their numbers to support Zuma at the inquiry in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Steve Maphumulo, 75, from Soweto, said they have been with Zuma from the start and they were not going to leave him now.
“Since Zuma was the president, he never had peace. He has been accused of many things but there is no proof, we support him because we know he is innocent,” said Maphumulo.
Maphumulo said they were not happy about the way Zuma was being treated. “This is the first president to be on the State Capture Inquiry. It has never happened before, why?”