A small group of Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA) members from the Durban metro are expected to hold a prayer meeting for former president, Jacob Zuma, at the Durban City Hall later on Thursday.
Zuma has been ordered by the Constitutional Court to hand himself over to the police by Monday, failing which police will have to arrest him.
On Tuesday, Zuma was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for contempt of court after he defied a Constitutional Court order to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
15-month jail sentence for Zuma:
The KwaZulu-Natal Chairperson of the Radical Economic Transformation forces, Nkosentsha Shezi, says members may also travel to Nkandla to show their support.
“This justice system has been weaponised against president Jacob Zuma. The people’s beloved president has been dragged through a 15-month jail sentence. Every law in the book has been broken just to deal with the man. We are coming to pray for president Jacob Zuma and show solidarity with him and stand in one voice and ask the super powers to protect president Jacob Zuma,” explains Shezi.
Zuma supporters expected to gather in Nkandla following his sentencing: