Sam Wilson

'100 percent supporter of JZ'

2006-03-29 10:23

Johannesburg - Jacob Zuma's supporters chose a presidential theme for Wednesday's leg of their Johannesburg High Court vigil.

Boosted by a Limpopo African National Congress (ANC) contingent, supporters at the rape trial carried posters reading: "Zuma for President", "Zuma ANC Pres uncontested" and "I can't Wait for JZ's State of Nation Address".

Zuma is accused of raping a close family friend on November 2 last year in Johannesburg.

His defence team has brought an application for his discharge.

Zuma's supporters believe the rape charge and other corruption charges are part of a political conspiracy to take him out of the running for the Presidency.

Supporter John Molabo held a poster reading: "Sello Moloto 100 percent Supporter of JZ", but he wasn't sure whether Moloto, the Limpopo premier would join the vigil later.

Molabo, who had arrived at 02:00, said: "We are here to support our deputy president, which is our president to come".

Zuma, who was axed as the country's deputy president, is still deputy president of the ANC.

Molabo said the group had taken time off from other activities because, "like soldiers we have to sacrifice".

Nearby, another group of supporters formed lines and acted out military manoeuvres, with some miming leopard crawls on the tarmac.

A row of riot policemen was positioned in front of them. "We've been here since 06:30 ... it's going to be a long day," said one.


SHARE: publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Audit Senior

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R180 000.00 - R216 000.00 Per Year

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Cape Town
Mass Staffing Projects
R500 000.00 - R700 000.00 Per Year

C# Team Lead

Cape Town
Goldman Tech Resourcing
R300 000.00 - R480 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.