Jun 15, 2021

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Watch: Senior ANC officials arrive to support Zuma – but crowds boo them!

Well that didn’t go according to plan, did it? KZN ANC Provincial Secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli believed he did the right thing by turning to a crowd of Jacob Zuma supporters on Monday – but the crowd turned against him immediately.

Watch: Mdumiseni Ntuli booed by ANC members

While speaking out on behalf of the corrupt former president during his corruption trial, the masses expressed their contempt for Ntuli, claiming that he has previously been “unsympathetic” to Zuma since he was replaced by Cyril Ramaphosa as the ANC leader. The politician thought he could win his critics, but well, you know the rest …

KZN-Prime Minister asked about Zuma -Support

Someone else who saw the share price drop on Monday was KZN Prime Minister Sihle Zikalala. Despite the promise to prioritize the fight against corruption in his recent SOPA speech, Zikalala confirmed that he supported the 79-year-old – despite the numerous charges brought against him. His appearance made the public prosecutor appear particularly concerned:

“We are concerned about the appearance of provincial prime minister Sihle Zikalala at today’s Supreme Court in Pietermaritzburg as an arms deal The trial of Jacob Zuma continues. In particular, we note the Prime Minister’s comment to the media that he is there to support the shamed former president. The ANC political circus has returned to town. “

” It is the promise of support from Prime Minister Zikalala – for a person who has shown contempt for due process and the Constitution of South Africa – that the DA sees as extremely alarming. An unconstitutional felon who has also wasted millions of tax dollars on futile attempts to avoid his day in court. “

Francois Rodgers, MPL – Chairman of the DA in the KZN legislature

Ace Magashule defies suspension rules, appears at Zuma attempt

In fact, Ace Magashule was the only person who apparently deserved praise for appearing alongside Zuma. He kept his core base of supporters happy by defying the ANC’s ban on attending politically charged rallies. The suspended general secretary of the party – who may soon be expelled – issued a rally to supporters:

“I will never leave the ANC, I will never be banned. When we get here next week, we’ll bring the Free State with us. We also want the entire KZN here on May 26th. Bring your mothers, fathers, and children. We’ll see you again next Wednesday. I don’t mind what the media say about me. I don’t need them, I need the crowds! “ | Ace Magashule