Former President Jacob Zuma in the Pietermaritzburg High Court where he appeared on corruption charges on 15 October 2019. Picture: AFP.
JOHANNESBURG – Former president Jacob Zuma was sentenced last Tuesday to 15 months of imprisonment by the Constitutional Court for contempt of court as he failed to appear before the State Capture Inquiry relating to corruption crimes.
Speaking to Salaamedia on Monday morning, Ml. Abbas Mkhize voiced his support for Zuma by suggesting that the corruption narrative has been consistent ever since the former president was part of a democratic government even though, he believes, such a narrative lacks tangible evidence.
“The [State Capture] commission is up and running. They are trying to find evidence which they can use to litigate against him or punish him and they are failing dismally.”
Ml. Abbas continues added that Zuma’s corruption case has been an ongoing matter, when he was not even party to government and national procurement or arms deals and believes that the case to convince people of corruption is failing dismally today.
Mkhize believes that the situation unfolding at Nkandla, Kwa-Zulu Natal, needs a political solution than rather than that of the court. According to Ml. Mkhize, people need to start putting their foot down and stand up against “injustice” in the country.
Julie Alli spoke to Moulana Abbas Mkhize on News & Views. Listen to the full interview here: