Former South African, president Jacob Zuma emphatically relayed to the ANC’s top six during a meeting that he had been left “out to dry” by the ANC.
This was made known in a recent statement released by his team, and in the statement, he revealed his disappointment in the ANC and its leaders.
The statement reads;
“It (meeting) takes place when I have been left dry and without much-needed support from you. I can’t help but feel that the urgency of this meeting is not only concerned about my interests and welfare but a response to external interests.
I am entitled in terms of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa to hold and express views, opinions and beliefs about the judiciary.
I am entitled to freedom of conscience and it is my right to conscience that I refuse to participate in the judicial process that appears to lack the attributes of independence.
My own comrades worked to oust me as president and even worked with the opposition to remove an ANC president from Parliament -something that was unprecedented.
In more recent years, the ANC has never protected me as I faced unjustified attacks that I assisted the Guptas to capture the State. You know very well that is not true, but you left the narrative run along.
As if that was not enough, Mr President, you unfairly and unjustifiably decided to stop funding my criminal trial. This is contrary to the agreements I had with the State. Comrades you know very well stopping legal funding would prejudice me immensely and I was facing the State with limited resources.
I have decided I will go to prison if needs be, but will not succumb to a compromised and politicised judicial system. I will not join you in seeking the approval of White Monopoly Capital forces that tell you to persuade me. This is not defiance against the ANC but my right to deal with my litigation as I deem appropriate.”