Former President Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial was back in court on Tuesday. Once again, Zuma could not personally attend the court proceedings due to "ill health". According to his Spokesperson, Mzwanele Manyi, Zuma’s medical team advised him not to be in court as his medical condition worsened. "Even if I did know what was wrong, I am not going to tell you," foundation spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi told journalists outside court. "His medical condition is a private and confidential matter, suffice to say he is not well. Exactly the ins and outs of that is a private matter," Manyi added.
In the wake of yet another court postponement on Tuesday, the Zuma family or former president Jacob Zuma has pleaded with the courts to “let the old man rest”. All they desire is for "these cases to be over". The family says they are really tired and the former President is also tired. "These cases never end. Let him rest. When will it end?” said Zuma’s brother Joseph. The 80 year-old former head of state did not attend once again. He was at his rural homestead, KwaDakwadunuse in Nkandla, when his corruption trial was postponed to a holding date of August 1 at the Pietermaritzburg high court on Tuesday.
However, the "ill" Zuma has been busy entertaining guests for "tea" in Nkandla. Comrades are flocking President Zuma’s Nkandla home seeking advices and they are not leaving empty handed. "The man still cares about the ANC, the man still cares about block people".
His family has confirmed that the President has been hosting several guests at his home. "Zuma is brave. He stays at home and attends to people who always come to see him. We don’t get a chance to see him sometimes because he is always busy meeting people", a family member said. RET members have been flocking to Nkandla for "advice". If Zuma is tired like his family says, where is he getting all the strength to host guest-after-guest and to host "political schools"?
What lessons are we teaching our youth, that's its okay to break the law as long as you can avoid getting caught until such a time that you are to old to be accountable? What about all the current aged prisoners, should they all be released so they can rest as well? Please have your say in this matter.
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