Former South African President Jacob Zuma.
- Former president Jacob Zuma wants to see justice being done, in accordance to his spokesperson, Mzwanele Manyi.
- Manyi spoke to Newzroom Afrika on Sunday about his new function.
- According to him, Zuma’s voice has been suppressed within the media.
Corruption-accused former president Jacob Zuma’s battles with the Zondo Commission and National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) shouldn’t be solely for himself however for all South Africans to be certain that justice is being done.
This in accordance to his newly appointed spin physician, Mzwanele Manyi.
Zuma’s voice has been “suppressed”, and that’s the reason Manyi has taken up the function of his spokesperson: “To give a voice to the voiceless.”
Manyi spoke to Newzroom Afrika’s Ayanda Nyathi on Sunday afternoon about his new function, which additionally consists of being the spokesperson for the Jacob G Zuma Foundation.
“For all these years, president Zuma’s voice has been suppressed,” he mentioned.
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Manyi added Zuma was final discovered responsible in a court docket of legislation in 1963, but he was regularly publicly rubbished and considered as a constitutional delinquent.
He mentioned South Africans had been “suffering under the misguided notion” that Zuma was working away from accountability.
According to Manyi, Zuma truly wished to seem earlier than the fee and neither was he working away from being prosecuted nor utilizing Stalingrad ways within the corruption case towards him.
“It’s just that Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who chairs the commission, and advocate Billy Downer, SC, who leads his prosecution, are conflicted.
“The time has come for president Zuma’s aspect of the story to be placed on the desk,” he said, alleging the media had not been covering his remonstration against Zondo and Downer fairly.
“You, because the media, has not been forthcoming on what president Zuma has been saying,” Manyi added, saying the media had done everything it could to “suppress president Zuma’s viewpoint’.
He mentioned Zuma wished to go to the fee, however provided that Zondo was not chairing the session.
At his subsequent look in court docket on the corruption expenses associated to the arms deal on 19 July, Zuma would spill the beans on the political plot towards him, Manyi added.
“President Zuma is someone who wants to see justice being done,” he alleged, saying Zuma had been combating his complete life in the direction of this goal.
“He is doing this not just for himself, but the people of South Africa, to say there must be justice. Right now, he sees another miscarriage of justice.”
News24 has reported extensively on Zuma’s filings within the court docket case to take away Downer, in addition to his arguments for Zondo’s recusal.
Manyi, a former authorities spokesperson, can also be the coverage head for the political occasion ATM.