Article by: Dumisane Dube
Hundreds of supporters of former president Jacob Zuma are camping outside his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.
Three days before the deadline for former president Jacob Zuma to hand himself over to authorities to start serving his jail sentence, his supporters continue to gather at his home and have threatened war if force is used to effect the arrest.
Zuma has been found guilty of contempt of court by the Constitutional Court for refusal to appear at the commission of inquiry into state capture, he was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment.
The court ordered Minister of Police Bheki Cele and National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole to ensure Zuma is arrested and taken to prison in an event that he fails to hand himself over to the police within five days of the judgment.
Amabuto (Zulu regiments) have also arrived in a motorcade that was blocking the road.
Members of the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association are still camping outside Zuma’s home and have vowed to prevent the former president from being arrested.
According to a councilor from Durban, Sifiso Mngadi; the former president is being targeted. .
“ We have been quiet for too long. They have been misleading us about everything that Zuma did, and now we don’t want to hear anyone. We are going to take the law into our own hands,” added the councilor.
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