SAfricans Gather In Support Of Zuma, A Day Before Jail Deadline
Hundreds of supporters gathered in a show of solidarity for former South African president Jacob Zuma outside his Nkandla homestead Saturday, as the deadline looms for him to hand himself over
Nkandla, South Africa, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 3rd Jul, 2021 ) :Hundreds of supporters gathered in a show of solidarity for former South African president Jacob Zuma outside his Nkandla homestead Saturday, as the deadline looms for him to hand himself over.
Supporters, mainly members of the African National Congress's Umkhonto Wesizwe military wing, have for weeks camped outside Zuma's home in KwaZula-Natal province in solidarity with the former leader.
Donning traditional leopard skins and ostrich feathers - wielding spears, shields and clubs known as "knobkerries," men known as "amaButho," or Zulu regiments marched in the streets of Nkandla, singing praise songs about Zuma.
Bare-breasted women in elaborate necklaces and headbands danced and sang as they paraded.
" Tension has been bubbling under this week as members of the MKMVA military veterans' association threatened that there would be instability in the country if the former leader was apprehended, promising to form a human shield around Zuma.
Speaking to AFP on Saturday, Zuma ally and confidant Carl Niehaus confirmed that Zuma was in his homestead and meeting visiting spiritual leaders on Saturday.
Built in the traditional nguni homestead structure, including a majestic thatched-roof main house surrounded by dozens other smaller huts, Zuma's multi-million rand homestead towers over the rural valley.