On Monday, March 6, the former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, gave his full support to the Russian President, Vladimir Putin on the invasion of Ukraine.
This was made known in a statement shared on twitter through the JGZuma foundation. Zuma described Putin as a man of peace and his position on the war justifiable.
Part of the foundation’s statement seen by BBC reads:
‘’We all need peace in this world. Therefore we would like to urge those involved to bring peace as swiftly as possible so that lives can be saved.’’