Africa Politics & Current Affairs

South Africa: MKMVA stops police from entering Jacob Zuma’s home

On Wednesday, a police van arrived at the gates of Jacob Zuma’s home in Nkandla.

A group of MKMVA members are currently watching over Jacob Zuma’s family home and the SAPS was stopped from entering the premises, the MKMVA were more in numbers than the police officers on the scene.

The Zuma family in Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal has vowed that former president Jacob Zuma is not going to jail. The Constitutional Court on Tuesday sentenced Zuma to 15 months imprisonment for contempt of court after he defied a court order that he appear before the State Capture Commission.

Zuma’s family members are fuming about the Constitutional Court sending him to prison. The former president’s brother Khanya Zuma says some leaders refused to testify before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and they were never taken to court.

Zuma’s son Edward told news agencies that his father has been in Johannesburg since the Constitutional Court judgment, consulting with his legal team. The MKMVA’s Mfanafuthi Gumede says they believe Zuma’s rights have been violated.

Meanwhile, the chairperson of the Radical Economic Transformation Forces, Nkosentsha Shezi believes the Constitutional Court had allowed itself to be dragged into the political arena.

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