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Until Zuma is free, "we will die fighting." Commitments RET Cde Vows

Mfoka Jobe, a comrade of the RET in the Kwa-Zulu Natal region, has warned that protests will occur if the former president, Jacob Zuma, is not set free.

Jobe's comment came in response to a hearing into whether or not Zuma's parole is lawful, which is being held at the Supreme Court of Appeal right now. Some have claimed that when former prison superintendent Arthur Fraser granted the ex-president medical release, he did so in violation of institutional policy.

The ANC comrade and Zuma supporter said they would fight to the death to ensure the former president's freedom.

Jobe warned that if the courts failed to deliver justice, the people would take to the streets. "As long as President Zuma is not free, we will die fighting for freedom in South Africa," he added.

In October, former President Zuma will complete his sentence. Experts say his chances of going back to prison hinge on whether or not the Supreme Court of Appeal agrees with the High Court's ruling that the time he spent on medical parole should not count toward his term.

According to Zuma supporters, there is no point in locking up an 80-year-old man. They claim that some South Africans welcome the "persecution" of President Jacob Zuma, despite having readily forgiven the crimes of apartheid committed by former leader F.W. de Klerk.

Some ANC members and other white people who support Jacob Zuma were seen holding placards outside the Supreme Court of Appeal with the message: "Set Zuma Free" and "Ramaphosa must fall."

Mzwanele Manyi, a spokesman for former President Jacob Zuma, has stated that the sole purpose of this case is to persecute Zuma. He defends Arthur Fraser's right to release the ex-president on parole.


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