Everything is in order for the long-awaited prayer meeting in honor of the former President Jacob Zuma.
The JG Zuma Foundation and its supporters will take part in the “welcome prayer” on Thursday, which will be held in the Volkspark in near the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
The foundation said on Wednesday that supporters wishing to donate masks, hand sanitizer and water should contact spokeswoman Mzwanele Manyi
Family members who spoke to TimesLIVE said there was “confusion” about whether Zuma will be attending the prayer meeting in Durban.
His brother Joseph said the former president mentioned receiving churchgoers for a prayer meeting on his homestead in Nkandla.
One source who asked not to be named said Zuma would raise the meeting through Zoom, while another said the former president told him he wasn’t will attend the event. The source said Zuma was still uncomfortable.
Manyi told the media last Friday that Zuma welcomed Zuma from its supporters, traditional leaders and church leaders “of all denominations” during the event
Manyi, who also included the daughter of former President Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla, said the prayer meeting was a thank you for Zuma’s protection during his incarceration in the Estcourt correctional facility.
Zuma was arrested in July after the Constitutional Court found him guilty of disregard for the court. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison but was released on medical parole last month.
Manyi said the Thanksgiving event was appropriate as Zuma’s supporters still “mourned his arrest “.