Former President Jacob Zuma will be welcomed back to Nkandla with a welcome prayer ceremony to give thanks for his safety during his tenure as the head of state.
Religious leaders from the National Interfaith Council of South Africa have announced their intention to hold a special prayer ceremony for Zuma.
This will be done in partnership with the Commission for Religious Affairs in KwaNxamalala and is scheduled to take place on Thursday.
“The church leaders are of the view that it’s imperative to thank God for securing former president Jacob Zuma during his tenure as the president of the ANC and the country,” said Bishop Timothy Ngcobo, provincial secretary for the organisation.
He added that the ceremony will also thank the former President for the role he played in championing radical socio-economic change within the South African context.
In our article Bishop accuses the ANC of failing to defend Zuma like they failed Winnie Mandela, Briefly.co.za reported that Ngcobo had accused the ANC of failing Jacob Zuma in the same way they did Winnie Madikizela-Mandela during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1997.
The Bishop led a protest march ahead of Zuma's appearance in the High Court on graft charges. He praised Madikizela-Mandela as a
“friend‚ mother‚ comrade‚ advocate of the poor‚ voice of the voiceless and an inspiration to all the people of South Africa in different levels of life.”
“The ANC makes us believe in moral regeneration and social cohesion‚ which is good for our society‚ and they also made us forgive whites who killed our brothers and sisters during apartheid but fail to apply it on their comrades. Zimbabwe never prosecuted its former president‚” he said according to timeslive.co.za.
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