UDM leader, Bantu Holomisa, on Thursday described former president Jacob Zuma as a victim of selective justice.
In a letter to Zuma in the wake of the former president’s prayer rally currently underway in Durban, Holomisa said government and other state organs have projected Zuma as the only person who is corrupt in the country.
“Even-handedness and fairness seem to have disappeared into thin air as the same rules seem not to apply to everyone,” he said.
Zuma, who is currently facing corruption charges in connection with his role in the arms deal in the 90s, was arrested and incarcerated at the Estcourt Prison in July for defying a Constitutional Court order to appear before the Zondo Commission investigating corruption and state capture.
However, he was subsequently released from prison on medical parole after serving a fraction of his 15-month sentence.
But Holomisa said it was unfair that several ANC leaders who had been fingered in corruption were yet to be put on trial.
“It’s lamentable that government and its institutions are suffering from selective amnesia when it comes to putting people on trial,” he said.