Former president Jacob Zuma made a brief appearance at the Durban High Court on Friday, on charges of corruption.
Zuma was out on warning and the case has been postponed to 27 July.
EWN reporter Ziyanda Ngcobo says Zuma’s legal representative told Judge Madondo that they are not ready because they are awaiting clarity from the Presidency regarding the payment of Zuma’s legal fees.
There was a call from both the DA and the EFF to stop the Presidency from paying for former president Zuma's legal fees.— Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter
The co-accused, a company called Thales has filed an application with the NPA to have the case against it dropped. The state still needs time to study arms company Thales' representations to withdraw the case.— Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter
Ngcobo says the case will now be heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court because it is bigger and can accommodate the large numbers of Zuma supporters.
She says Zuma was supported by former ministers from his Cabinet which may add fuel to speculations that there a new political party may be forming that is seeking to split the ANC's votes in 2019.
It is interesting to see the people that attended the court proceedings, Supra Mahumapelo, Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Faith Mothambi - all these people who were previously said to be in Zuma's camp, saying that the charges against Zuma are nothing but a political conspiracy.— Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter
CapeTalk/702 Ray White spoke to Secretary General of Nafupa (National Funeral Practitioners Association of SA) Nkosentsha Shezi, who was among Zuma's supporters.
We support president Jacob Zuma for the manner in which he has handled himself as the state president of South Africa.— Nkosentsha Shezi, Secretary General of NAFUPA
He is the first president to ever call for land expropriation without compensation... which we believe it is going to do justice for our people whose land was confiscated and stolen by white settlers.— Nkosentsha Shezi, Secretary General of NAFUPA
He championed radical economic transformation so that black businesses could partake in the country's economy. He also declared that tertiary education must be free for the working class. We see him as the embodiment of true revolutionary agenda for the black people emancipation.— Nkosentsha Shezi, Secretary General of NAFUPA
To hear the rest of the interview on Zuma's court case, listen below: