Carl Niehaus, who appeared at the Estcourt Magistrate Court in Kwa-Zulu for contravening COVID-19 charges during the time he went to call for the release of former president Jacob Zuma from prison, has set the record straight after he was accused of moving around with a bodyguard.
The photo that Carl Niehaus shared on social media with several comrades including the one who was in military gear raised eyebrows, and left some asking whether or not the former Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association spokesperson is now moving around with a bodyguard.
Carl Niehaus, the staunch supporter of former president Jacob Zuma however hits back and said he is not fond of bodyguards or drivers citing that they complicate his life.
The RET champion who is always traveling sometimes alone, or with his partner and close ANC comrades said he is happy to live his life without bodyguards hanging around him.
"No. I am not addicted to bodyguards, drivers and blue lights. They complicate one's life, and I prefer to stay far away from them, and live my life without them," he said.
Niehaus is one of the ANC comrades who were also at the Pietermaritzburg High Court where former president Jacob Zuma's corruption trial was expected to take place.
The court has however moved the trial to the 1st of August giving Jacob Zuma time pending his application to the Supreme Court of Appeal in which he want state prosecutor, Billy Downer to recuse himself from this case.
Carl Niehaus said Zuma is absolutely correct to insist that Billy Downer should recuse himself from this trial and be replaced by someone who is impartial.
"I think president Zuma is correct to continue to insist that advocate Billy Downer cannot prosecute in this case. The history is there, the manipulation, the role that he played in leaking of medical records of Zuma
So under these circumstances, president Zuma is absolutely correct to insist that Downer cannot prosecute this case," said Niehaus.
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