Former President Jacob Zuma who has until this Sunday to hand himself over for his 15-month prison term may not be setting foot in a prison cell anytime soon.
Zuma filed the urgent application on Friday to appear before the Constitutional Court who agreed to hear his rescission application on 12 July.
The latest evasive manoeuvre by Zuma to escape jail time is being pinned on his ill-health and his concerns over financial constraints due to state-sponsored legal fees being frozen.
According to his foundation, Zuma will address the country this Sunday, there have been no further details regarding his planned address.
With his pending prison term approaching his supporters have gathered outside his home in Nkandla on Saturday. This was the first time Zuma engaged with Amabutho since the Concourt ruling on 29 June.
[WATCH] Former president @PresJGZuma, singing as he is flanked by Amabutho, MKMVA Veterans and members of his protection detail outside his house. #ZumaJudgement #ZumaConCourtRuling pic.twitter.com/cjUZvDtG4Y
— Mabaso Nhlanhla (@_NMabaso) July 3, 2021
His supporters will be holding a night vigil outside home but he will not be arrested until he appears at the Concourt for his rescission application.
Zuma supporters heading to Nkandla to participate in the night vigil.
— Dissenting Intellectual. Mighti J. (@MightiJamie) July 3, 2021