- The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association is set to visit Jacob Zuma at Nkandla
- The meeting is set to take place on Thursday in a bid for the group to display its support for the ex-president
- This comes shortly after EFF leader Julius Malema recently attended his own 'Tea Party' with Zuma
The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association is set to pay former president Jacob Zuma a visit at his Nkandla homestead.
MKMVA president Kebby Maphatsoe explained that the group had taken a resolution back in 2007 that it would support Zuma 'until death do us part', largely because it is of the view that Zuma has been a 'target'.
Maphatsoe explained that the group had discussed the challenges facing Zuma during a recent national executive committee meeting.
Maphatsoe says that Zuma had warned the MKMVA that the 'foreign intelligence forces have a plan' aiming to prevent Zuma from reaching top tier posts within the ANC.
This, according to the MKMVA president is the reason why Zuma's character is targeted, with Maphatsoe explaining that this is 'the only thing they can do to deal with him'.
The feeling is that the State Capture Inquiry is aiming to prove Zuma the face of corruption in SA:
“It is very clear that the agenda, the outcome of the commission, is that Zuma must be the face of corruption and a useless leader. That is the intention.”
As for the meeting at Nkandla, Maphatsoe is adamant that there is no set agenda for the gathering:
“It is an open-agenda meeting. We will discuss also the state of the ANC and how can we unite the ANC. We will also show our support that we are with him, we know that there is this campaign and that is why there is an all-out media campaign to make president Jacob Zuma seem like he is against the constitution.”
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that former president Jacob Zuma reportedly told EFF leader Julius Malema that he would only appear at the State Capture Commission if Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo recused himself.
Zuma believes that Zondo is conflicted. According to the pics posted on social media by the EFF, Zuma, Malema, EFF's advocate Dali Mpofu, ANC's Mzwandile Masina and Tony Yengeni held a meeting over tea at Zuma's Nkandla homestead on Friday, 5 February.
Malema had hit Zuma up on Twitter and requested the meeting after he publicly refused to appear at the Zondo Commission.
In a statement, Zuma defied a Constitutional Court order compelling him to appear at the commission.
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