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Police must act against Jacob Zuma’s ’private army’ and supporters for breaking lockdown rules

Nkandla - The Congress of the People (Cope) has approached Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole to capture the individuals who are transparently negating the lockdown guidelines and different laws outside the home of previous President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. 

Scores of individuals calling themselves Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA), some perilously equipped, have promised to foil any endeavors to capture Zuma. 

Zuma was for this present week condemned to 15 months direct detainment for scorn of court by the Constitution Court. This after he resisted decisions that he ought to submit himself to the Zondo commission and answer all inquiries presented to him during the appearance. 

Giving over her noteworthy judgment acting Chief Justice Sisi Khampepe said Zuma had until Sunday to hand himself over to police, either at Nkandla or Johannesburg Central Police station. 

A few Zuma allies and MKMVA individuals set up camp external the home of the previous legislator, consistently and they were seen strutting and reciting battle tunes while others have freely shot discharges which is unlawful and can acquire one a conviction. 

"For quite a long time Cope pioneer Terror Lekota cautioned the ANC authority that the presence of MKMVA is illicit and will turn into a danger inside the ANC and that all tactical powers in the nation were disbanded during the Codesa arrangements," said Cope public representative Dennis Bloem. 

Bloem said Lekota was not by any means the only ANC pioneer who cautioned the ANC about this private armed force. 

Picture: Doctor Ngcobo/African News Agency (ANA) 

"Resigned General Siphiwe Nyanda brought up his criticism and disappointment with MKMVA and told the ANC authority that this gathering is a private multitude of Jacob Zuma. He further cautioned that this gathering will betray the ANC one day. Tragically, the authority overlooked these admonitions. 

"What we see happening today is actually what Lekota and Nyanda cautioned against. This gathering is presently a private multitude of Zuma, compromising the position saying that if the police capture Zuma there will be turmoil and insecurity in the country," Bloem said. 

He added that the ANC should assume full liability for the 'thuggery' that is going on at Zuma's home. 

"Zuma has said on numerous events that he won't help out the Zondo Commission and that he can somewhat go to prison. Presently he was allowed a 15 months jail sentence and his private armed force is compromising brutality. 

"Zuma should tell his private armed force that it is unlawful and a genuine offense to block the police in the execution of their obligation and that the law will take its motivation," Bloem said. 

The gathering said it is upsetting to see that the police are looking on when individuals transparently overstep the law. 

"This raucousness and disturbance inside the ANC indeed vindicated Lekota. He was right constantly," he said. 

Picture: Doctor Ngcobo/African News Agency (ANA) 

In the interim, as Zuma's whereabouts keep on involving public hypothesis and secret, the group of Presidential Protection Services appointed to watch him was on Saturday morning seen in one of the lavish inns in Eshowe, approximately 70 kilometers from Nkandla. 

Free Media has discovered that they are making a beeline for the Nkandla residence yet Zuma, who has not been found out in the open since Tuesday when he was seen as liable for scorn of court, was not with them.

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