Former President Jacob Zuma is expected to make a big announcement on Saturday afternoon that is likely to change the political landscape in South Africa.
Zuma is expected to be in Soweto on Saturday to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the former military wing of the African National Congress (ANC).
Speculation has been rife about Zuma’s political future. There were allegations that he was in talks with EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema, who wanted the former statesman to join the red berets. There were also suggestions that he would join expelled ANC member Carl Niehaus’s political party, ARETA.
Zuma is a serious crowd-puller, a darling to some and a villain to others, and has been a loyal member of the ANC, an organisation he served through the ranks for 64 years.
Zuma, who arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday, is expected to be at Avalon Cemetery in Soweto on Saturday morning. Zuma is expected to visit some of the graves of the fallen MK soldiers who lost their lives during the apartheid struggle.
Msholozi, as Zuma is affectionately known, is also expected to visit ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Soweto.
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