- uMkhonto weSizwe military veterans are being deployed outside former president Jacob Zuma's home in Nkandla
- The MK vets are prepared to do what is necessary to prevent Zuma from being arrested
- Zuma has refused to appear before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry and has said that he'd rather be arrested than testify
uMkhonto weSizwe military veterans are heading to Nkandla to do what is "necessary" to prevent former president Jacob Zuma from being arrested. Zuma has refused to appear before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry despite being threatened with arrest.
200 MK vets are being deployed and have set up their camp outside Zuma's home in Nkandla in northern KZN.
Zuma has doubled down on his refusal to appear before the commission even if it means his arrest.
This follows the MKMVA's 7-hour meeting with Zuma on Thursday in which the MK vets reaffirmed their support for Zuma.
Carl Niehaus, the MKMVA spokesperson has said that the cost to maintain the force outside Nkandla would be paid for by business people who were prepared to donate the funds necessary to protect Zuma from arrest.
He warned that Zuma's arrest would cause instability in South Africa and he said that that was not necessary.
Opening the meeting on Saturday, Ramaphosa made it clear that ANC leadership should co-operate with the State Capture Inquiry.
This comes as ex-president Jacob Zuma highlights that he is more willing to head to prison than to present himself before the Inquiry.
News24 reportedly spoke to a source close to the meeting who says that the President's remarks will be setting the mood for talks that was expected to see arguments over whether or not the ANC should get involved if a warrant of arrest is issued against Zuma for violating a court summons.
In other news, former president Jacob Zuma is facing a potential arrest for defying the Constitutional Court.
Nevertheless, the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association is adamant that Zuma will not be going into exile or to prison.
Thursday saw the veterans attending a marathon meeting which took place over seven hours between Zuma and the association's national executive committee.
MKMVA president Kebby Maphatso was joined by Carl Niehaus and Des van Rooyen after the meeting to address the media.
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