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A slap in the face as Zuma tell his followers to surrender their hopes about him

Former South African President Jacob Zuma charged National Prosecuting Authority advocate Billy Downer SC on Thursday with allegedly leaking confidential medical documents to journalists during the State vs Zuma hearing. 

On Thursday, the former president came at the Pietermaritzburg police station in the Msunduzi municipality after lunch and delivered a brief message to the media before Zuma Foundation spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi read out the whole affidavit. 

"We are here to open a case for the prosecutor," Zuma stated outside the station. They'll read the case and explain what it's about. I'm not going to say anything else. I'm going to leave them where they are. Because you already know them, you'll be able to bond with them. You won't be able to bond with me since I'm a prisoner, and prisoners get beaten."

Zuma stated in a nine-page sworn statement to Pietermaritzburg police officers that there was criminal interference in his case because those who were not authorised to conduct an the inquiry did so.

The NPA published a statement on Thursday stating it was aware of the accusations filed against Downer but was worried about the environment in which they were filed. 

"The NPA is committed to maintaining due process and the rule of law, and will evaluate the charges objectively. We also observe that these charges are being brought while the matter is being adjudicated by the Pietermaritzburg High Court, with a decision likely on October 26."

Nkosentsha Shezi, a vocal Zuma supporter and RET promoter, stated outside the police station that the court case against Zuma was unfair. 

"I'm optimistic. However, any judicial procedures initiated against Jacob Zuma have occurred in an environment that has been tainted by a relatively unfair legal system."

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