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Former President Jacob Zuma addresses media live from his Nkandla homestead on matters relating to the Constitutional Court ruling that sentenced him to 15 months behind bars.
"Please allow me to quickly make a few points...
Firstly, contrary to the mainstream narrative and propaganda against me, I've never refused not to appear before the State Capture Commission... the discomfort from my side arose when I was in attendance... it is my honest view that my past relationship with Judge Zondo began to manifest itself in a manner that caused him to treat me unfairly and with bias."
"I trust that the peace-loving people of South Africa will support me in this matter... I fully agree with the ConCourt that our demoacracy was achieved through the sacrifices of men and women who gave their lives... they did so that things such as detention without should never again see the light of day in SA."
Magashule - making reference to Zuma - told the crowd one day their commander in chief would give them marching orders.
He said those trying to destroy the ANC could not tell members to leave: “Please remain resolute. When they take you out of Parliament you must remain and say ‘I am not going anywhere’.”
Suspended African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Ace Magashule has called on disbanded party structures to defy the party.
Magashule – who himself is in defiance of the terms of his suspension - told supporters gathered outside of former President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home that they remained members of the ANC and that no one can push them out.
The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called on South Africans to reject attempts at driving the country towards civil conflict. Its General-Secretary Blade Nzimande said South Africa’s Constitution couldn’t be gambled with or undermined by random groups.
Meanwhile, The amaZulu royal household has distanced itself from the actions of amaButho who swarmed former President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead on Saturday in a bid to demonstrate their support.
The Prime Minister to the Zulu nation and monarch Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi on Saturday said the regiments and their leader Zihogo Nhleko acted in defiance.