Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
16 Feb 2021
5:30 am

Zuma’s Nkandla ‘army’ is unconstitutional – expert

Brian Sokutu

‘The only danger is that their conduct can lead to some form of conflict.'

Members of the uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association outside former president Jacob Zuma’s homestead in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: @AdvoBarryRoux/Twitter

The presence and show of force by military-clad uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA) members outside former president Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead – threatening civil war and disobedience should Zuma be arrested – portrayed a picture of a private army, an unlawful and unconstitutional act in South Africa, according to a security expert. Zuma, who has used every delaying mechanism available – from ill-health to attending a funeral – has been skating on thin ice to avoid appearing before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, where he is expected to respond to...