- Thousands of South Africans are expected to welcome Jacob Zuma home on Saturday
- The former president is set to return home from receiving medical treatment overseas
- Despite a warrant of arrest, Zuma will not be taken into custody upon his return
Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to land back in South Africa on Saturday and citizens are expected to gather and welcome him home.
Carl Niehaus called on Mzansi to come out en masse to make sure Msholozi knows he had been missed:
"Let us gather in our thousands to welcome Msholozi back home."
While the Gauteng Radical Economic Transformation President Zuma Support Group member couldn't confirm exact numbers, Niehaus says he expects a big crowd.
Zuma is expected to arrive at OR Tambo International Airport at around 10am on Saturday, according to the invitation posted by the ANC veteran.
Briefly.co.za reported that High Court Judge Dhaya Pillay had issued a warrant of arrest against the former president.
This had been in reaction to his failure to appear in court and a questionable sick note that Pillay rejected over inconsistencies.
However, Zuma will not be carted away in handcuffs when he lands in Mzansi. The order will only come into effect if he misses his next appearance in May.
“He has been subjected to court appearances and found guilty by public opinion, and we believe that his illness is very much related to the relentless pressure that has been going on for 15 years. It is not just the issue of appearing in court, but it is general vilification that the president suffers in the media and the attitude of finding him guilty without him being found guilty by the court."
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