Supporters of ex-President Jacob Zuma will converge in mass at the People’s Park in Durban on Thursday to hold prayers in his honour, SurgeZirc SA reports.
According to the Jacob Zuma Foundation, the prayer session will proceed with an event to commemorate his release from prison.
SurgeZirc SA recalls that the embattled Zuma has been facing series of charges in court for his fraudulent involvement with arms maker, Thales.
He was alleged to have taking bribes from French company, Thales and receiving over 700 payments amounting to R4 million.
Zuma who is currently on medical parole has been absent from court proceedings after a medical report confirmed that he was ill.
Reports also confirmed that the ex-president was later discharged from the Gauteng hospital. Sources revealed that Zuma’s return was kept low-key since they did not want people flocking to the complex or any ceremony around his return. “He is in his Nkandla home but he will be returning to spend the whole of next week in Johannesburg.
“We are just happy that he is fine and things are somewhat back to normal, though not 100% yet,” said one of the sources with intimate details, the source revealed.
It will also be recalled that the ex-president has been in a legal battle to overturn his 15-months sentence for refusing to appear before the State Capture Commission of Inquiry,
an application that has since been dismissed by the court.
The former president has remained out of the spotlight for much of the time since his parole.
Earlier this month, the foundation released a video recording in which Zuma endorsed the ANC for the local government elections.