Edward Zuma not worried about COVID, calls on his father’s supporters to gather
Edward Zuma said the Constitutional Court’s decision against his father was unjust, and adherence to COVID-19 regulations was not a priority at the moment.
Former President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward Zuma inside the Pietermaritzburg High Court.Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN.
DURBAN – Former President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward has called on his father’s supporters to converge on his Nkandla homestead despite current COVID-19 regulations, which prohibit mass gatherings.
He’s reacted angrily to the Constitutional Court’s scathing judgement against the former president.
EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 29, 2021
The apex court on Tuesday sentenced Zuma to 15 months in jail over his refusal to participate at the state capture inquiry. It’s given him until Sunday to hand himself over to the police.
Edward said the police would have to kill him first, before arresting his father. He said the Constitutional Court’s decision against Zuma was unjust, and adherence to COVID-19 regulations was not a priority at the moment.
“We encourage people to come out in their numbers to come and support President Zuma,” he said.
When asked about COVID-19 regulations he replied, “We know we’re in a situation of war, you can’t be considering COVID-19 situations. If it means we die, we die, and we are prepared to die.”
The Constitutional Court ruling has been met with condemnation from residents within and outside Nkandla, with calls for mass demonstrations circulating on social media.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala said the judgment had far-reaching implications for the ANC and the country, describing Zuma as one of those who sacrificed a lot for South Africa.
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