Foundation holds prayer day for Zuma in Durban

Foundation holds prayer day for Zuma in Durban

Supporters of former president Jacob Zuma are expected to descend onto the People’s Park in eThekwini on Thursday morning ahead a national day of prayer for the politician. 

Jacob Zuma

The event will be held under the 79-year-old’s namesake foundation. 


This follows what the foundation has described as a turbulent period for Zuma who spent two months in custody after the Constitutional Court found him guilty of contempt of court.


Initially sentenced to 15-months behind bars, Zuma served part of his time in a military hospital when his health allegedly deteriorated


The Jacob Zuma Foundation spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi says the prayer day is an opportunity for supporters to wish the former statesman well.


“The prayer day arises out of a need to thank God, firstly, for preserving president Zuma’s life as you know that he’s been a man that has survived a lot including poison, he was incarcerated at an advanced age and all the hate


“The anxiety was that he might not even survive that jail story and now that he’s out of jail - he’s breathing, he’s walking as it were, people want to thank God that God has saved his life and they want to ask God to protect him even further,” Manyi explains. 


Manyi says Zuma’s legal and medical teams are still consultation and are yet to decide if he will be in attendance. 


“We’re hoping that he’s going to be there but we want to make sure that if he is there, he must be there without offending the law so we are checking all of that.


“We’ve got lawyers checking all of that so that we don’t give haters an opportunity to pounce so we are being very vigilant.”


Manyi adds Zuma is well, all things considered. 


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