South Africans were shocked to wake up to the news that Former President’s Jacob Zuma had handing himself over to the Estcourt Correctional Centre in KwaZulu-Natal.
Dear South Africans and the World.
Please be advised that President Zuma has decided to comply with the incarceration order.
He is on his way to hand himself into a Correctional Services Facility in KZN.
A full statement will be issued in due course.#WenzenuZuma
— JGZuma Foundation (Official) (@JGZ_Foundation) July 7, 2021
Zuma was taken in by police to begin his sentence.
The Jacob Zuma Foundation sent confirmation of this at 11:47 pm, saying that he “decided to comply with the incarceration order” and that a full statement would be issued in due time. A motorcade was seen leaving his home at 11:15 pm on Wednesday night.
Cdes, we celebrate the imprisonment of the Freedom Fighter @PresJGZuma
Cdes, we celebrate the incarceration of the only man who remained loyal to @MYANC. Cdes, no retreat, no surrender in fighting WMC and their proxy’s in our Leadership. Amandla ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽!!! pic.twitter.com/SUgNzPmWEf
— Dudu Zuma-Sambudla (@DZumaSambudla) July 7, 2021
He is the first president of democratic South Africa to be arrested, and the first president of South Africa ever to be jailed.
Thomas and Skhumba asked the Kaya 959 listeners what their thoughts are of the former statesman’s arrest.
Social media users also had their say on the Zuma’s arrest:
It’s clear that nobody is above the law and constitution of the country so let him face his consequences. We are really waiting him to spill the beans so that other old crooks can move out of way for a better visionaries with future blood.
— George Mofokeng (@GeorgeMofokeng1) July 8, 2021
— Ngoma17 (@Ngoma171) July 8, 2021
Jacob Zuma used to reshuffled the cabinet at nights. Resigned as a president of the country at night and handed himself to prison at night. Call him – “Midnight Starring” 🤭🤣😂 #ThomasAndSkhumba#ZumaArrest #Nkandla#Estcourt pic.twitter.com/jhpedvlbQn
— Thulani Ndaba (@tndaba) July 8, 2021
@KayaON959 @TnS_ShowOnKaya personally have had enough with the issue ya JZ, they should stop diverting us from real issues. They should just buy Sputnik & stop wasting our money on these useless commissions & give our people vaccines so the economy can open#ThomasAndSkhumba
— Deekay The Rustic Chef (@chefdeekay) July 8, 2021