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Same old, same old: Zuma blames Zondo, Madonsela, judiciary for his woes

The former president says his biggest sin was pointing out Raymond Zondo was biased against him

Political journalist

We’re here today, former president Jacob Zuma told his supporters outside his Nkandla homestead on Sunday, not of my own doing. Rather, it’s because of deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, former public protector Thuli Madonsela and the judiciary.

This was the essence of the familiar “I’m-not-to-blame” refrain from the former president as he addressed an adoring crowd, at one stage pleasing its members with his once-trademark Umshini wami song.

Just two days after filing papers before the Constitutional Court asking it to rescind its decision to sentence him to 15 months in jail for contempt of court because of, among other things, his age, health and the risk of contracting Covid-19 behind bars, an often unmasked Zuma was in a buoyant mood...

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