Former South African President Jacob Zuma has marched with hundreds of supporters to opposing a court decision to jailing him for 15 months.
Earlier, South Africa’s apex court has told former President Jacob Zuma should be jailed for defying an order to appear before an inquiry probing wide-ranging allegations of corruption during his tenure from 2009 to 2018.
“They can give Zuma 15 months … or 100 months. He is not going to serve even one day or one minute of that. They would have to kill me before they put their hands on him,” Zuma’s son Edward Zuma told Reuters at the gathering.
Zuma, who did not speak to his supporters but is expected to address them on Sunday, wore a black and gold tropical shirt as he walked through the crowd, but no mask. He was guarded by men dressed as traditional warriors from his Zulu nation, wearing leopard skins and holding spears with oval ox-hide shields, Reuters News Agency said.