Former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo has spoken out against some media houses that, he says, are proclaiming former President Jacob Zuma guilty before the court has handed down judgment.

He was addressing pro-Zuma supporters outside the Durban High court.

Mahumapelo reaffirmed his unequivocal support for Zuma.

“We believe that something wrong is happening in our society, like the way it is happening to our president. We must stand on supporting our President no matter what happens. It is very much unfair for some sections of the media in this country to find people guilty before they are taken through the court processes of the country. If there are some who don’t believe in president Zuma, we believe in him,” Mahumapelo says.

Zuma is facing sixteen charges related to the late 1990’s arms deal.