Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesperson Carl Niehaus has laughed off ideas that individuals of the organisation may level-headed be jailed alongside former president Jacob Zuma.
The association had vowed to “defend” Zuma from any attempts to arrest him, after Zuma’s no-narrate at the state capture inquiry on Monday.
Zuma was compelled by a Constitutional Court docket reveal to attend, nonetheless his lawyer Eric Mabuza said he was level-headed awaiting the of a evaluate for deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo to recuse himself as chairperson of the inquiry.
Zondo said the commission would petition the Constitutional Court docket courtroom to situation an reveal for Zuma’s imprisonment over the defiance.
Taking to Twitter on Monday morning, Niehaus slammed of us that kept asked him if Zuma would appear before the commission.
“Don’t they have ears? Nxamalala has spoken loud and clear. He aren’t there, and gave his reasons. Enact en klaar! Hands off President Zuma!,” he tweeted.
One follower claimed that Zuma was “afraid to appear before the very commission he save aside together”, and was hiding at the back of “an illegitimate geriatric private army”.
“Shame. I hope you all accept thrown in jail,” the user added.
Niehaus laughed off the advice, saying the follower would “hope for a long time”.
Lol, you are going to hope for a long time 😂
— Carl Niehaus (@niehaus_carl) February 15, 2021
He had earlier said that of us would have to “wait and examine” what would happen may level-headed authorities strive arrest Zuma at his Nkandla homestead.
Addressing the media on Monday as part of the Gauteng branch of the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) forces grouping, Niehaus slammed Zondo and claimed the commission was created to handiest target Zuma.
“His [Zondo] bias towards and constant targeting of president Zuma is blatantly clear. The manner in which he called press conferences to attack president Zuma when he was unable to attend the hearing of the commission because of illness, whereas he treated [public enterprises minister] Pravin Gordhan with the utmost deference and admire when he also did now not attend the hearing, was delicate,” said Niehaus.
by Kyle Zeeman