Former president Jacob Zuma will be honoured with a national prayer in October, according to the 79-year-old’s foundation.
Jacob Zuma national ‘welcome’ prayer: When is it?
On Thursday, the former president’s non-profit organisation whose communications are manned by spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi confirmed that on Thursday 14 October 2021, Zuma will be honoured with a “national welcome prayer”.
At this time, it’s unclear what this call for prayer is necessitated by. However, the foundation has invited all faith-based organisations, NGOs and political parties to the ceremony.
“COVID protocols will apply [and] finer details will be announced,” the statement read.
National Welcome Prayer— JGZuma Foundation (Official) (@JGZ_Foundation) September 30, 2021
On the 14 Oct 2021,the Foundation will be hosting a Welcome Prayer for H.E Prez Zuma in KZN.
Faith based, Religious Organisations & NGO's including all political parties are invited.
Covid protocols will apply
Finer details will be Announced#AfricansUnite pic.twitter.com/h0aIe5ZruG
Is Zuma back in Nkandla?
The announcement by the Jacob Zuma Foundation comes days after murmurs rumbled on about his whereabouts. Since his release from Estcourt prison on medical parole, Zuma’s has kept away from the public eye.
Recently, the rumour mill went into overdrive with claims that the former president had been moved to his estate in Nkandla.
The SABC understands from reliable sources that former President, Jacob Zuma is currently back at his Nkandla homestead in KZN – after being discharged from hospital.— SAfm news (@SAfmnews) September 24, 2021
In response, the foundation neither confirmed nor denied the allegations.
Dear Media— JGZuma Foundation (Official) (@JGZ_Foundation) September 23, 2021
The Foundation is inundated with a barrage of calls following a Media report which purports that H.E President Zuma is back at Nkandla.
The Foundation wishes to reiterate its earlier position that the discharge from Hospital of H.E Prez Zuma will not be made public.
Apart from a scathing open letter he released in response to the Constitutional Court’s ruling on his rescission application, Zuma has kept a low profile.
It remains unclear, at this time, if the 79-year-old will be present at the national prayer.