LIVE: 'I can say whatever I want to say now,' says Jacob Zuma

2018-06-08 06:38

Former president Jacob Zuma has made a brief appearance in the High Court related to corruption charges.

Jacob Zuma sits in court during his appearance for
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08 Jun 12:58
Former president Jacob Zuma dances on stage

08 Jun 12:57
Zuma greets supporters

08 Jun 12:11
Zuma has warned that he has information on his accusers

08 Jun 11:53

I feel like doing the traditional dance.

Song: Bring back my machine.


08 Jun 11:51
Song: I am bruised because of the boys from the neighbourhood that I grew up with. They step on me.

08 Jun 11:51
Zuma leads the crowd in song

08 Jun 11:50
Thank you for coming. I love you so so much.

08 Jun 11:49
I am not a coward. I don't fear. I know politics. I don't know it from a distance.

08 Jun 11:48

They keep on saying I am corrupt but cannot say what I did. They should not provoke me. I might talk about what I know about them.

I need to repeat this cause I'm tired of behaving (being good).


08 Jun 11:47

I want to send a message to the people that like talking about me at their organisations. I must not be the agenda of their meetings.

After that they call the media to talk about me. When I was still the president, I had to withhold what I wanted to say.

I had to keep quiet because of my position. But now I'm an ordinary citizen and can say whatever I want to say. They should stop making themselves look good using my name.


08 Jun 11:44
I encourage you that kids must know that owning the country is not tangible.

08 Jun 11:43

Kids must study hard things that will enable them to make aeroplanes. No offense to pastors, but that's not what.

They should study at a young age.

I was speaking to people and I'm told white people were making a covenant with God that money should remain to them.


08 Jun 11:39

That's why education links to every important thing.

The reason why we are all not educated, was deliberate.

When you build a nation, you build kids.


08 Jun 11:37
Education links to what to do with the land.

08 Jun 11:37
There can't be a child on the streets while there's free education. We must take them away from activities like drugs. If it was up to me, not going to school would be a criminal offence.

08 Jun 11:35

What I was reporting is what the court said. I'd like to touch this lightly....a few days ago I gathered with young girls and boys from Cosas.

We were talking about free education. They wanted to know what had happened to that.

I want to emphasise to them that the Freedom Charter says education should be free and compulsory.

Us black people were oppressed and denied education so that we remain poor the way we are.


08 Jun 11:34
Zuma quotes the Freedom Charter: There shall be free and compulsory education

08 Jun 11:32
I'd like to thank this Mahumapelo boy. We refer to each other as former... When he left (his mayoral position), I told him to join the club.

08 Jun 11:30
We'll still be together even when we go to Mgungundlovu  (Pietermaritzburg), says Zuma

08 Jun 11:26

Zuma: Another important thing that was said is that the case should go back to Mgungundlovu where it was.

It is small here. So I will appear again in court.

I don't know if I heard correctly but I'll be appearing alone now. The one from France is still challenging the decision to prosecute .


08 Jun 11:24
I'm being charged for being part of people who negotiated the arms deal. I also wish to know how I ended up in this process because I was still at provincial level. - Zuma

08 Jun 11:22
I wish to endlessly thank all of you, from religious leaders to those who came to support me, says Zuma.

08 Jun 11:21

Zuma says the case has been postponed to July 27, his supporters say they'll  also be back.

"We will also travel to Pietermaritzburg," they scream.


08 Jun 11:19
He says they are not scared to face the case

08 Jun 11:18
He also thanks Des Van Rooyen and Supra Mahumapelo for supporting him

08 Jun 11:17
Zuma asks Hlaudi to come and greet the supporters

08 Jun 11:17
Zuma speaks

08 Jun 11:13
Song: Hands off Zuma. Leave Zuma alone. Hands off Zuma. You are playing with Zuma.

08 Jun 11:11
Struggle song: They must leave our land. Us the black nation, we are crying for our country that was taken by the whites. They must leave our land.

08 Jun 11:09

Zuma's money woes take centre stage at court appearance

Former president Jacob Zuma's financial woes took centre stage in the Durban High Court on Friday where Zuma made his second court appearance on corruption and racketeering charges.


08 Jun 11:07
Praise poem in Zulu. Zuma is being praised for the role he played in South Africa. The poet  refers to him as someone who is able to escape when everyone has got him.

08 Jun 11:01
Song in Zulu : It's the buck that lives in the bush. Zuma and Hani are the ones that lived in the bush.

08 Jun 11:00
Zuma dances on stage

08 Jun 10:57

08 Jun 10:55
We are now going to listen to our president - Mahumapelo

08 Jun 10:52
We are supporting him, because we believe what has been done to him, is wrong. To find him guilty while he is not yet guilty, is wrong.

08 Jun 10:50

Mahumapelo refers to Zuma as "our president"  

We must support him no matter what happens


08 Jun 10:48
Mahumapelo shows support for Jacob Zuma

08 Jun 10:47
Former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo is leading the crowd in singing

08 Jun 10:47
Big cheer for Supra Mahumapelo

08 Jun 10:40
No other president has done more for SA since 1994, says Niehaus

08 Jun 10:39
Carl Niehaus addresses Zuma as "one of the greatest commanders" of MK

08 Jun 10:36
There's no leadership in SA, says Mngxitama

08 Jun 10:35
BLF's Andile Mngxitama demands land

08 Jun 10:32

One settler, shouts a black caucus supporter  

"One bullet," the crowd returns


08 Jun 10:30
A supporter: Our unions tell us we should be better workers, but how can we if we own nothing in this country.

08 Jun 10:29
A supporter: Comrades, we were disappointed last night that our own president telling Afrikaner people that he is not going to change the Constitution to expropriate land.

08 Jun 10:28
Lyrics of the song: "Our land must come back and down with white monopoly capital"

08 Jun 10:27
Zuma sings along

08 Jun 10:22

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