- Former president Jacob Zuma will be honoured with a party thrown on his behalf in Nkandla
- His supporters have called the event "nine years" in recognition of Zuma's time in office
- The former president's critics called his time in office "nine wasted years" and his fans think the opposite
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NKANDLA - Fans of former president Jacob Zuma will be throwing a huge party in his hometown of Nkandla to celebrate his presidency on Thursday.
The party will be called "nine years" in reference to his time in office and in opposition to his critics who say under Zuma South Africa had nine wasted years.
Zuma is known to throw various Christmas parties in the area for children and those who live in Nkandla according to The Daily Sun.
Earlier, Zuma has spent a short time in jail after being found in contempt of court for his refusal to testify at the State Capture Inquiry.
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Jacob Zuma is expected to attend the vent hosted by his fans according to News24.
Jacob Zuma might be home for Christmas, granted leave to appeal
Earlier, Briefly News reported that the High Court in Pretoria has granted former president Jacob Zuma leave to appeal, meaning that the court's previous decision which deemed his medical parole unlawful has been set aside.
Judge Elias Matojane said that Zuma's case raises questions about how the Correctional Services Act should be applied and that the matter must be referred to the Supreme Court.
While Zuma and his supporters are confident that this means the former president will be allowed to remain out of prison on parole, Judge Matojane warned him that the judges assigned to his case in the Supreme Court might not be of the same opinion.
Jacob Zuma might be home for Christmas, former president granted leave to appeal by Pretoria High Court
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In similar news, if acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has his way, South Africans might get to hear more of the State Capture Inquiry of Commission in 2022.
President Cyril Ramaphosa was the last person to testify before the commission in August and gave an account of corruption within government structures and the African National Congress.
Following the president's testimony, the Zondo was expected to have a report ready for the country by the end of September.
Source: Briefly News