A heavy police presence continues to monitor movement outside the Durban High court where former President Jacob Zuma is due to appear on Friday morning.

He is facing sixteen charges related to corruption, racketeering, money-laundering and fraud.

The march will start from king Dinizulu Park where a couple of hundred supporters are gathered, and marchers will  will be making their way to the court. Once he arrives there will be a short prayer for him outside the court, before he makes his way inside court where he will appear before Judge Themba Shishi.

Bishop Timothy Ngcobo of the National Interfaith Council of South Africa says if the corruption case against former president Jacob Zuma goes ahead, they will withhold their votes in next year’s general election.

Ngcobo is one of the organisers of a night vigil and march to the Durban High Court in support of Zuma.

He says they believe the former president’s term was cut short because he was in favour of free tertiary education and land expropriation without compensation.

A trial date is yet to be set.

The march follows a night vigil at Albert Park that was also attended by a few hundred people.

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