- Jacob Zuma has instructed the ANCYL in KZN not to stop Julius Malema from entering his Nkandla homestead
- The former president and the EFF leader agreed to meet over tea this Friday
- ANCYL members were reportedly mobilising on Friday morning to deny Malema access to Zuma's homestead
Former president Jacob Zuma has reportedly instructed ANC Youth League (ANCYL) members in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal not to prevent Julius Malema from entering his home in Nkandla.
Zuma received intel that some members of the ANCYL were planning to block the EFF leader from accessing his homestead. Zuma and Malema, who have not been seeing eye to eye since Malema was expelled from the ANCYL, agreed to meet over tea on Friday, 5 February.
The country went into a frenzy when the two political rivals agreed on Twitter to have tea together and discuss some of the issues currently facing Mzansi.
TimesLIVE reports that a source close to the situation said that some ANCYL members were mobilising to prevent Malema from entering Zuma's home. The publication reports that the source shared that Zuma said the ANCYL members "must not stop Julius."
"We will chase youth league members because the visit is not political," the source added.
It is not clear yet what Zuma and Malema would discuss but they are expected to discuss, among other things, Zuma's defiance of a Constitutional Court order compelling him to appear at the State Capture Commission.
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that After Julius Malema requested tea with former president Jacob Zuma, South Africans have been speculating what their discussion could possibly entail. Zuma confirmed that he would be keen on having tea with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader.
Zuma stated in his tweet response that he would be more than happy to host Malema at his home in Nkandla. Adding that he has quite a bit of tea and Malema is more than welcome to share a cup with him. Nkandla, #TeaWithZuma, #ZumaMalemaTea and #MalemaMeetsZuma trended on Twitter as SAns discuss what could be the outcome of the politicians meeting.
Briefly.co.za also reported that Zuma announced a few days ago that he would rather go to prison than cooperate with the State Capture Commission.
Jacob Zuma said he would not longer cooperate with the Zondo Commission as long as Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is still its chair.
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.
In the statement shared by EWN online, Zuma shared that he is the target of propaganda, vilification and falsified claims for his stance on the transformation of Mzansi and the economy.
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