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Watch: MKMVA chases SAPS van away from Nkandla [video]

Andile Sicetsha - 30.06.2021

It’s reported that the police were told to leave their contact details and chased away by MKMVA officials who held a barrier outside Nkandla for months.

Early signs of a standoff have emerged outside of the Nkandla homestead after MKMVA operatives were seen chasing away a team of SAPS officials.

Where is Jacob Zuma?

It has been a day since the Constitutional Court sentenced former president Jacob Zuma to 15 months in prison for his continued defiance of a court order that forced him to return to face questions at the State Capture Inquiry.

From what we understand, Zuma has not handed himself over to authorities. Justice Sisi Khampepe had specifically instructed the former president to report to the Nkandla police station for processing within five days of the ruling.

If Zuma fails to comply to this order, Police Minster Bheki Cele and Commissioner Khehla Sitole will have to step forward and initiate the arrest.

At this time, the former president’s whereabouts are not known. The only tidbits of information that have leaked from the 79-year-old’s camp thus far is that he is in a jubilant mood and intends to address the nation in the days to come.

Watch: MKMVA chases away SAPS van from Nkandla

On Wednesday, video footage showing a bizarre confrontation between members of the ANC’s Umkhonto Wesizwe (MKMVA) and a team of SAPS officials surfaced on social media.

According to renowned reporter Siphamandla Goge, who recorded the encounter, the armed operatives, who’ve been stationed at the entrance of the former president’s estate for over four months, refused the police entry into Nkandla.

The police van was surrounded by the army fatigued-operatives, with no throughway. While the discussion can’t be heard in the videos you will see below, it’s reported that the SAPS officers were chased away and told to leave their contact details.

Our attempt to get comment on the events that transpired in the above-embedded videos from the Nkandla police was unsuccessful, by the time this article was published.