Jacob Zuma and his legal team look set to launch a last-ditch bid to keep the 79-year-old out of jail. The former president was slapped with a 15-month prison term earlier this week, but has shown very little appetite to comply with the ConCourt ruling. What is more, Msholozi is also planning a ‘family meeting’ this weekend.
The term, a colloquial reference to the national addresses given out by Cyril Ramaphosa throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, is being used to describe the latest announcement from the Jacob Zuma Foundation. They issued a media alert, informing the press and the general public that uBaba will ‘definitely address the nation’ in the next 48 hours.
Hundreds of supporters are camped outside of Nkandla, as they keep their unwavering support in place for Zuma. If he does not hand himself over to the authorities by Sunday 4 July, SAPS will be compelled to physically arrest him instead. The mood is tense outside of the sprawling KZN homestead, and more loyalists are expected to arrive here on Sunday.
To: ALL MEDIA and the People of South Africa.
President Zuma will definitely address the nation this weekend. pic.twitter.com/HAhi8DbCXM
— JGZuma Foundation (Official) (@JGZ_Foundation) July 2, 2021
Earlier today, it was confirmed that Jacob Zuma would be imprisoned in the Westville Correctional Facility. This, after a warrant for his committal was rubber-stamped by Justice Khampepe. A spokesperson for the Jacob Zuma Foundation, Mzwanele Manyi, openly questioned the validity of ConCourt’s verdict – and hinted at a ‘fightback strategy’.
“Detention without trial is apartheid. So how is imprisonment without trial [part of a] Constitutional Democracy. Which checks and balances apply when judges decide that normal procedures will be waived? Which checks and balances apply when judges deem appeal processes too protracted?” | Mzwanele Manyi
— JGZuma Foundation (Official) (@JGZ_Foundation) July 1, 2021