Former President Jacob Zuma addressed scores of his supporters outside the Durban High Court on Friday facing charges of corruption, fraud, and racketeering. The court was then postponed to 8 June.
The former president spoke to his supporters entirely in Zulu and thanked them for their support.
Today is not a day for speaking, its a day to say thank you.— Jacob Zuma, former president
I would like to thank all the bishops and the priests that are here. I want to also thank them greatly for the prayers being said all the time.— Jacob Zuma, former president
He said it is nice to see that there are bishops that are not scared of the truth because when you are sent by the Lord, you stand for truth.
In 2005, if I am counting correctly, its 13 years ago when I appeared in court for the same charges that I am being charged with again today. I have never heard of a person being tried for the same charge twice.— Jacob Zuma, former president
He said the charges he is being tried for are still the same, even though the number has been reduced and he jokingly questioned what happened to the other charges?
Another judge in uMgungundlovu dropped these charges because he knew there was nothing to them. They came up with spy tapes. These tapes must be listened to by the nation so that the truth can come out.— Jacob Zuma, former president
This trial has been brought back because of politics. It was done by the opposition parties who cant debate in Parliament but are pushing their agendas and fighting their battles in courts.— Jacob Zuma, former president
Even if one can listen to these tapes they are talking about, it's portrayed as if he is the one speaking on them, he said.
They keep calling them the Zuma Tapes. They are talking about me on those tapes. It's not me talking.— Jacob Zuma, Former President
Listen below to all that Zuma said to his supporters: