Given the planned national “welcome prayer” of former President Jacob Zuma, many TimesLIVE readers have the feeling that the event is more than just a prayer.
Last week, the Jacob Zuma Foundation announced that a national welcome prayer would be held on October 14th.
The prayer will take place after the former president is released from hospital on medical parole
Faith-based organizations, religious organizations and non-governmental organizations as well as political parties were invited to the event.
Hold a welcome prayer for [former] President Zuma in KwaZulu-Natal. The Covid-19 protocols apply. More details will be announced ”, so the foundation .
Half or 50% of the participants in one of TimesLIVE conducted poll said the event was a political rally masquerading as a worship service, 36% said Zuma may need more than just prayers , and 14% said they approve of the initiative because the former president needs the support.
Zuma has been admitted to a military hospital for medical treatment August, shortly after serving his 15-month sentence at the Estcourt Correctional Center for violating the court.
The correctional facility granted him medical parole due to his undisclosed illness. Services and he will complete the remainder of his sentence in a “system of community corrections”.
Last month, Zuma spent his first night at his Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal after his release .
“He is at his house in Nkandla, but he w I will be returning to spend the whole of next week in Johannesburg. We are happy that he is fine and that things have returned to normal a bit, if not 100%, ”said a source who wanted to remain anonymous.