Jacob Zuma 'too old to go to jail', says Malema

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- news24.com | 2 months ago

EFF leader Julius Malema believes that although former president Jacob Zuma must bring himself before a court of law on the charges he faces, he is too old to go to jail.

Speaking at the Cape Town Press Club on Friday, Malema, who was seen as a thorn on Zuma's side in his last few years as head of state, said he didn't necessarily believe the former leader should be jailed. "If there are charges against him, he must go to court and answer to those charges," said Malema.

Zuma faces 16 charges of fraud, money laundering, corruption and racketeering linked to 783 payments that French arms company Thales allegedly made to him in connection with the infamous arms deal in 1999.

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