- Nkandla is set to hold another tea party, this time between the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) and former president Jacob Zuma
- The MKMVA has reaffirmed its support of Zuma and plan to discuss a way forward after Zuma refused to appear before the Zondo commission
- The MKMVA believes that Zuma is under attack and there is a conspiracy to undermine Zuma's character
The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) is planning on meeting with former president Jacob Zuma on Thursday to reaffirm their support for the former statesman.
MKMVA president Kebby Maphatsoe said that he feels that the Zuma is being targetted and the MKMVA is prepared to defend him until they die. They will also discuss a plan of action going forward in light of the perception that Zuma is under attack.
Nkandla has become a Mecca for support for Zuma after EFF leader Julius Malema met with Zuma at Nkandla where they discussed various matters over tea.
Maphatsoe claims that Zuma is under attack and "foreign" forces are trying to undermine the president's character, he further claimed that this is a conspiracy which dates back to 1990 according to Times Live.
This also happens to be the 60th year since Umkhonto we Sizwe was formed in December 1961 and part of their celebrations they will visit the older MK generation starting with Jacob Zuma.
The MKMVA's last NEC meeting resolved that they will visit the president and pledge their support according to The South African.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that former public protector Thuli Madonsela has slammed former president Jacob Zuma for defying a Constitutional Court order compelling him to appear at the State Capture Inquiry.
Zuma issued a statement recently where he openly expressed that he would not appear before the commission as long as Deputy Chief Justice is still its chair. The troubled politician wants Zondo to recuse himself because he believes Zondo is conflicted.
Madonsela told Newzroom Afrika on Sunday, 7 February that Zuma is not above the law. She said Zuma's stance was a first of its kind from any South African president under a new constitution.
In other news, the Julius Malema and Jacob Zuma tea party seemed to be the talk of the town this past week - and Rasta the controversial South African artist naturally did not let the whole thing pass without him dedicating a special painting in honour of the occasion.
Heading to Twitter, Rasta unveiled his latest work which features Malema and Zuma enjoying their tea. While the original picture featured the two politicians smiling broadly, Rasta opted to forgo adding faces to his painting.
"The tea was very hot. @EFFSouthAfrica @ANCParliament #NkandlaTeaParty," he captioned his latest set of work.
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