Watch| Zuma Makes First Public Appearance As His Son Vows There’ll Be Bloodshed

He went out of his residence just before 3 p.m., shielded by Zulu warriors and surrounded by fans, wearing a Covid-19 mask.

Watch| Zuma Makes First Public Appearance As His Son Vows There'll Be Violence-SurgeZirc SA
Jacob Zuma Surrounded By Warriors/Photo File: Twitter

Former President Jacob Zuma made his first public appearance in Nkandla on Saturday, only days after his son, Edward, promised bloodshed to keep his father out of prison.

Zuma hadn’t been seen in public since the Constitutional Court sentenced him to 15 months in prison for contempt of court after he refused to testify before the state capture commission.

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He went out of his residence just before 3 p.m., shielded by Zulu warriors and surrounded by fans, wearing a Covid-19 mask. As he walked around the stage from where his son had just spoken, the audience erupted in applause, and he returned to his home.

Edward mentioned a war just before his father arrived, saying that no one cared about the Covid-19 virus or prophylactic precautions in a war situation.

Zuma’s supporters don’t give a hoot about viruses and Covid-19 protocols, Edward said in a fiery address to hundreds of restless supporters, many dressed in ANC regalia and Zulu traditional attire, at his father’s homestead in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.

“We do not care about the police. But should they dare come close to Zuma’s house, there will be bloodshed,” he said. “If they provoke us, we will give them the bloodshed that they want. Nkandla is on a total shutdown. Zuma is not going anywhere even if he elects to do so we will stop him.”

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