- The uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has backed former president Jacob Zuma
- Zuma recently released a statement defying a ConCourt order to appear before the State Capture Commission
- South Africans have now taken to social media to discuss MKMVA and what its support for Zuma means
The uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has pledged its support for former president Jacob Zuma. This comes after Zuma released a statement defying a Constitutional Court order stating he has to appear before the State Capture Commission.
Zuma's statement released on Monday went on to say that the commission is targeting him as the Apartheid government had done with Robert Sobukwe. MKMVA has stated that they agree with the former president.
South Africans have now taken to social media to share their thoughts about MKMVA backing JZ.
MKMVA president Kebby Maphatsoe stated in an interview with eNCA that Zuma is not harming the Republic, adding that the problem Zuma has is with Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
EWN reported that Maphatsoe repeated warnings to the state capture commission that if Zuma were to face arrest, then the country should be prepared to see things taking a turn for the worst.
Below are just a few of the tweets regarding MKMVA:
"MKVA members talking about war as if they don’t have arthritis and diabetes."
"Who is MKVA? Do they put food on my table, clothe my kids and ensure that my taxpayer money is safe? If not, I am not interested in their threats."
"A war of the MKVA geriatrics."
"That can't be MKVA, but JZMA (Jacob Zuma Military Association)."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Zuma had defied the Constitutional Court and refused to cooperate with Raymond Zondo. The former president announced that he would rather go to prison than cooperate with the State Capture Commission.
In a statement he released on Monday, Zuma shared that he would not abide by the Constitutional Court's recent "extraordinary and unprecedented" judgement that compelled him to appear before the commission.
Zuma's response has resulted in many South Africans sharing their thoughts online. Read some of them below:
"Hawu. But he was always asking for his day in court. The commission gives him a fair chance to clear his name. What's he afraid of???"
"Those who will rise up to bring instability in the land must be heavily dealt with by law enforcement and the people of South Africa."
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