By Kaya 959 News
The Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA) plans to hold a prayer service for Jacob Zuma on Thursday afternoon.
A small group of MKMVA members will gather at the Durban City Hall to show their support. Members will also gather in Nkandla.
A ‘Hands Off Zuma’ motorcade has also been planned for Thursday.
— Carl Niehaus (@niehaus_carl) July 1, 2021
The Constitutional Court sentenced Zuma to 15 months in prison for being in contempt of court.
Justice Sisi Khampepe handed down the sentence on Tuesday. She said there was “no doubt” that Jacob Zuma was in contempt of court when he failed to appear before the Zondo Commission.
The former president has five calendar days to hand himself over to the police.
MKMVA members vow to protect Zuma
The MKMVA says it is “outraged by the entirely unjustifiable and unjust” 15-month sentence.
“As President Zuma had stated, he was one of the most prominent liberation fighters and ANC political leaders who gave his all for our current national Constitution to be adopted, and he cannot allow now that the very same Constitution is being abused.
“For the Constitutional Court to be part of such a disgraceful situation is an utter shame,” the association said in a statement.
Meanwhile, MKMVA members say they will protect Zuma. Spokesperson Carl Niehaus says they will protest and make noise to voice their outrage.
The imprisonment of @PresJGZuma is totally unacceptable. In fact it is an utter outrage! Now it is our revolutionary democratic right and duty to register our outrage, and resistance to this, in no uncertain terms, and we will! ✊🏾
— Carl Niehaus (@niehaus_carl) June 29, 2021