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Threats of war by Zuma supporters like Carl Niehaus will come to zero

John Perlman spoke with Zuma’s former ally and Saftu secretary general Zvelinzima Vavi and former public protector Tully Madonsella to get their reaction to the historic decision on former President Jacob Zuma.

After the Constitutional Court found former President Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to 15 months in prison, what happens next?


John Perlman spoke with Zuma’s former ally and Saftu secretary general Zvelinzima Wavi to get his reaction to the historic decision.

“This will send, in my opinion, in Saftu’s opinion, a very important message: first, that there is no South African, regardless of the role they could play in the struggle for freedom, which has the right to the very position above the country’s Constitution. and that the principle of the rule of law is absolutely critical to prevent us from descending into a banana republic …

Secretary General of Saftu

He says that Zuma’s supporters, some of whom have made threats, can do nothing to change the inevitable …

I think they exaggerate their power and significance. I don’t think 10,000 or 20,000 people who will go down to Nkandla on the day the central things happen … will accompany the president to prison can stop this from happening. All threats from wars like Carl Niehaus will reach zero …

Zvelinzima Vavi, Secretary General

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John also spoke with former public defender Tully Madonsella, who is investigating and compiling the report on the capture of the country in 2016.

My first reaction was to sadness for President Zuma as a human being that he now had to go to prison. Also sadness at the fact that it could have been avoided. I don’t know how he was advised … but you are right that from the point of view of democracy in the country this is an important moment …

Tully Madonna, a former public defender

Listen to the full interview below …


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