African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Ace Magashule says it’s crucial for him to support Jacob Zuma at the State Capture Commission in Johannesburg, as the former president is a long standing member of the ruling party and a struggle hero.

Magashule is among ANC leaders, including Supra Mahumapelo and Faith Muthambi, who have been seen at the commission as Zuma gives evidence. Zuma has been implicated in corruption and state capture allegations and is taking the stand for a second day.

Magashule says South Africans have to allow the commission to draw its own conclusions following allegations from some people that Zuma is lying under oath.

“Other people are lying, others are not lying, who to believe and all that. People said let there be a commission. The commission is there, many people have gone to the commission. Others believe them, others do not. They are right and now it’s Zuma’s time, let’s hear him conclude. There are those who say Zuma is right, he is not lying and there are those who say he’s lying, it means within the organisation there will be those who will say this is a real story others will say there is no real story. But remember in any revolution there’s counter revolution,” says Magashule.

Watch Magashule react on Zuma State Capture: