Son of the immediate past president of South Africa, Edward Zuma, has defended his father who is facing criminal charges, saying he is being victimized for calling for expropriation of land.
In a statement he issued on Monday, Edward said his father is being persecuted for fighting the white monopoly capital in the country.
The National Prosecuting Authority had on Friday said it would charge the former president for corruption, money laundering and racketeering.
He also said the former president was being targeted for speaking out in support of radical economic transformation and expropriation of land without compensation.
Edward said his father was fighting for the poor in the country, vowing to defend the apartheid hero.
He challenged the NPA to also charge those who stole the country’s wealth and hid it in foreign lands.