LIVE: ‘I can say whatever I want to say now,’ says Jacob Zuma

I want to send a message to the people that like talking about me at their organisations. I must not be the agenda of their meetings.

After that they call the media to talk about me. When I was still the president, I had to withhold what I wanted to say

That’s why education links to every important thing.

The reason why we are all not educated, was deliberate.

When you build a nation, you build kids.

I had to keep quiet because of my position. But now I’m an ordinary citizen and can say whatever I want to say. They should stop making themselves look good using my name.

They keep on saying I am corrupt but cannot say what I did. They should not provoke me. I might talk about what I know about them.

I need to repeat this cause I’m tired of behaving (being good).

What I was reporting is what the court said. I’d like to touch this lightly….a few days ago I gathered with young girls and boys from Cosas.

We were talking about free education. They wanted to know what had happened to that.

I want to emphasise to them that the Freedom Charter says education should be free and compulsory.

Us black people were oppressed and denied education so that we remain poor the way we are.