Ngizwe Mchunu says cops are harassing him for his comments about Jacob Zuma
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Johannesburg - Popular former Ukhozi FM DJ and commentator Ngizwe Mchunu says he is consulting his lawyers following days of being harassed by police.
Mchunu says he has been followed around by police and his every move is being monitored by the police since he expressed his unhappiness with the manner in which former president Jacob Zuma was treated.
He said he was also talking to his lawyers about some statements that the Minister of Police made, alluding to him as a possible instigator of the unrest that has gripped the country over the last few days.
“The police have been following me around and I don’t know anything, I don’t know why they should be arresting me. There is a clip with the Minister of Police that confuses me. I’m confused why people think that the minister is talking about me,” said Mchunu.
He said he was not a supporter of former president Zuma but was crying out for justice. He said Zuma was ill-treated in an manner that was “very unAfrican”.
“He is an old man who is a freedom fighter and a former president of this country, I am not his supporter,” said Mchunu.
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Mchunu said he was incensed by those who held views that the unrest in the country had something to do with ethnic mobilisation. He told The Star that he did not address a gathering in Johannesburg but spoke to traditional figures as a custodian of Zulu culture.
“Amabinqi is a group of people that love themselves and love their culture, especially maskandi music. The only place I know in Johannesburg is Kwa Mai Mai. I had invited media there, I wanted to address my people about the situation in the country,” Mchunu said.
He accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of dividing the country and said Zulu people are not stupid.
“A leader is supposed to unite us, who do they think we are if I can tell my people to attack, what kind of situation would that be? I am not stupid,” Mchunu said.
He said he had the right to express himself and felt intimidated by those following him. But he said the matter was in the hands of his lawyers.
Mchunu said the Minister of Police should be ashamed of himself for boasting about the incarceration of former president Zuma.
“How could you boast that you killed your brother?” he asked.