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Jacob Zuma’s Supporters Vow To Make South Africa “Ungovernable” If He Is Arrested

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Hundreds of supporters of the former president of South Africa Jacob Zuma remained camped outside his home on Sunday vowing to render the country ungovernable if he is jailed. Jacob Zuma

After historically sentencing him to a 15-month term for contempt of court, South Africa’s constitutional court agreed to hear Zuma’s challenge to rescind the order.
READ ALSO: South African Court Agrees To Hear Jacob Zuma Challenge To Jail Term

A surrender deadline was set to run out on Sunday but after refusing to testify in a corruption trial, Zuma has shown no sign he will hand himself into the authorities.

In a show of force, Zuma loyalists clad in their ANC r egalia have been camped outside their embattled leader’s Nkandla homestead in Kwa-Zulu Natal province for weeks.

Some on Sunday were singing, “Don’t rush the war, war kills!”

“If (Police Minister) Bheki Cele comes here to arrest uBaba (Zuma) he must start with us,” Lindokuhle Maphalala told AFP.

Vowing to protect Zuma against jail time, the protesters called for President Cyril Ramaphosa to step down.

“We are here to say Ramaphosa must step down. Must step down”, a visibly angry loyalist said. “As from Monday, we will make the country ungovernable.”

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Police, under orders to arrest Zuma if necessary, were stationed across the province on Sunday in a bid to control the crowds descending on Nkandla.
READ ALSO: Former South African President Jacob Zuma Sentenced To 15-Month In Jail

The Jacob Zuma Foundation said he would address the media on Sunday.

If the 79-year-old fails to turn himself in by Sunday, police will be given a further three days to arrest him.

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