Supermodel Naomi Campbell has taken to her social media platform to pen down a letter shredding the former President, Jacob Zuma, his supporters for destroying South Africa, and bringing hardship to the people.
Former President, Zuma was jailed for 15 months due to court contempt, which triggered one of the worst destructive protests and looting that destroyed over 130 lives, billions of dollars worth of investment.
This has caused so much job loss and shortage of foods and basic needs, leading to the closure of many businesses in the country. The unrest is coming to a time, the economy is battling depression due to the havoc Covid-19 pandemic.
In her letter, she recalled how millions of South Africans fought for independence from the apartheid regime and overcame the phase of such a horrible experience.
Dear Former President Jacob Zuma,
This isn’t the South Africa I remember and that millions of South African’s fought for.
South Africa overcame Apartheid, showed the world that change was possible. Led the battle in the fight against HIV/AIDS and has weathered countless efforts to undermine the new South Africa.
She blamed Zuma for not following his case through the right channel in court, by going against the rule of law, disobeying the Constitution by defying the court.
“I have watched how over the last few years you have protested your innocence at the allegations tabled
against you of corruption and allowing mass State Capture.
I have seen you got out of your way to avoid having to deal with these matters in court and avoid a commission set up to investigate State Capture”
You have talked of the rule of law and the South African constitution being something that should apply to everyone. *Yet you defied the courts and were sentenced to 15 months in prison. Now upon your incarceration, a group of protests under the #Freezuma banner broke out igniting the worst violence and criminality South Africa has seen
since the end of apartheid”
She described the action as “coward actions” which destroyed lives and properties, which its effects will affect millions of hard-working South Africans who have suffered so much due to Covid-19.
“These coward actions not only saw hundreds lose their lives and property be destroyed.
But it affects will now be felt by many millions more as thousands of Jobs and Businesses have lost by you and your
This affects the millions of hard-working and peaceful South Africans, many of whom have suffered over the last year because of Covid”.
Naomi accused Zuma of destroying the legacy of Madiba’s vision of South Africa, where there will be equitable and Economic Justice.
“Each day you defy the courts and stoke division you take a step backwards from Madiba’s vision for South Africa to prosper and for their not only be equitable political justice but also economic justice.
If you still consider yourself a leader then please act and take responsibility like one.”
She concluded by urging him to follow the rule of law and allow State capture commission to do their jobs and not stoke the embers of war against the citizens and state.
“Agree to finish your appearance in front of the State Capture commission and equally you will have your days in court to contest the corruption charges alleged against you.
Stop trying to blindside with
Chaos, Violence and confusion. Put the Nation first”