A group of Hands off Jacob Zuma supporters in the Province will stage various actions in support of the embattled former president today.
A GROUP of Hands off Jacob Zuma supporters in the Province will stage various actions in support of the embattled former president on Friday.
One of the organisers, who did not wish to be identified for fear of retribution, stated that they were “ready to be killed and be arrested” in the process, as gatherings were not allowed during level four of the lockdown restrictions.
“A revolt has already started in KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng and it will happen in the Northern Cape starting from today (Friday). There are an estimated 5,000 ANC members who will block roads, marches and hold demonstrations throughout the five districts in support of Zuma.”
He did not wish to specify where the protest actions would be taking place, other than to indicate that each district would be holding their own programmes.
He stated that the “shutdown” would be of similar proportions as to when community members demanded that the former Sol Plaatje executive mayor Mangaliso Matika should step down.
“Zuma should not have to go to jail while Naspers boss Koos Bekker also refused to appear before the state capture commission without facing any repercussions. Zuma should have been issued with a fine. The judiciary and state capture commission is captured. ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa must fall because all ANC leaders who are pushing for the expropriation of land without compensation are being purged. We are claiming back the ANC, it is now or never.”
The organiser believed that Zuma was being targeted.
“We are fighting for real freedom where all citizens abide by the law and are considered equal regardless of their skin colour.”
ANC provincial secretary Deshi Ngxanga was not aware of any protest action.
“This is the first time we are hearing about it.”