A “platoon” of navy veterans will shield a “constant presence” outside frail president Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla position home to “shield him”.
This is according to uMkhonto weSizwe Navy Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesperson Carl Niehaus, speaking to TimesLIVE after a marathon meeting between the affiliation and the frail president on Thursday.
Niehaus acknowledged the meeting, which lasted extra than seven hours, “went very successfully”. He acknowledged there used to be an in-depth dialogue on the “most up-to-date command in SA”, and they spoke “in detail” about Zuma’s defiance of a Constitutional Courtroom account for compelling him to seem at the converse purchase rate.
“Within the meeting, he reiterated that he undoubtedly will no longer creep to the cost,” acknowledged Niehaus.
It used to be a choice, he acknowledged, the MKMVA “totally supported”.
Niehaus added that the navy vets were “essentially opposed to any warrant of arrest and for him to be arrested”.
“We’ll invent every thing inner our design and shield him, and stop him from being arrested. A platoon of MKMVA troopers were at Nkandla after we arrived and they formed a guard of honour. The blueprint is for them to conclude there, and from time-to-time to alternate platoons. But there will be a relentless presence to shield president Zuma,” acknowledged Niehaus.
The MKMVA spokesperson confirmed that they snubbed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s converse of the nation address, even supposing it started at the time that they were serene at the Nkandla position home.
He acknowledged the meeting “wasn’t concluded” when Sona started at 7pm.
“We didn’t investigate cross-check it. We persevered with our discussions,” he acknowledged, together with that these discussions additionally lined the converse of BEE in SA, that many dim corporations suffered and that dim executives were “below attack and were being undermined”.
Niehaus acknowledged that Zuma used to be “in very right spirits”.
“He visibly enjoyed the meeting. There used to be considerable laughter and bantering in between discussions. I reveal he used to be joyful to investigate cross-check outdated college comrades of the MK and used to be proud of the relief that the MKMVA gave him,” acknowledged Niehaus.