The former president, Jacob Zuma, addressed
comments from a pro-Zuma group that was considering a new political party with him as the leader. Their main aim was to take on the African
National Congress in next year’s election. The group‚ Mazibuyele Emasisweni‚ said
they were in consultation with other members nationally, to ensure that the party became
a reality. But Zuma disregarded the plan. He said that those who thought he would leave
the African National Congress, and start a new political party "don't know me very well”. Jacob Zuma said that the judicial commission
of inquiry into state capture is being unfairly used to target certain people. Speaking during a home-coming prayer organised
by the KwaZulu-Natal religious leaders in Nkandla on Thursday 31 May 2018‚ Jacob Zuma
said that he has a problem with the term "state capture", because the phrase was not being
used correctly. "If you say there is a state‚ which is the
government‚ it means it has three pillars, which are parliament‚ the judiciary and
the executive. If you tell the world, that in South Africa,
there is a state capture‚ it means that you say all these three pillars have been
captured. This is used to denigrate other people‚"
he said. Jacob Zuma said that people were accused of
state capture for merely speaking to a certain family, a reference to the Guptas‚ who are
accused of looting the state. "What I have heard is that they say there
is a family that was speaking to a few people or ministers or anyone. You can't say that because you have spoken
to those people, you are then in state capture‚" said Zuma. Thanks for watching. Please comment, like, share and subscribe.