I’m not afraid of being convicted: Zuma
Former president Jacob Zuma says he is not afraid of being convicted of corruption‚ saying that judges sometimes convict people wrongly.
Zuma was speaking about his corruption trial during a homecoming event in Nkandla on Thursday.
"There is nothing that I am afraid of because sometimes judges convict a person‚ even if it's not correct. So they will be just convicting. I'm not being arrogant towards judges by saying that‚ but we all know that sometimes a person is convicted and appeal[s] to another court which can say the other judge was not correct‚” he said.
Zuma is set to appear in court next week after corruption‚ fraud‚ and racketeering charges were reinstated against him earlier in the year.
"So it happens that a conviction may not be correct. So I'm not afraid if they say I have a case [to answer to] because I've not committed a crime. The only crime I committed was to fight for freedom‚” he said...