Gauteng protests: Ramaphosa given 3 days to release Zuma from prison

Ukhozi FM former presenter and radio personality, Ngizwe Mchunu has given President Cyril Ramaphosa three days to release former president Jacob Zuma from jail or “all hell will break lose”. Mchunu was addressing scores of Zuma supporters in KwaMai-Mai in Johannesburg, Gauteng on Sunday.

It looks like the sporadic pro-Zuma protests that hit KwaZulu-Natal on Friday and Saturday have also spread to several parts of Gauteng. These protests have also been reported in areas including Malvern, Jeppestown, Denver, Wynberg and the Johannesburg CBD where some businesses have been looted. 

NGIZWE MCHUNU: ‘RELEASE OUR FATHER IN 3 DAYS’

The radio personality was addressing Zuma supporters who gathered in Kwa Mai Mai.

“I fear what is going to happen in this country if our President is not released from prison within 3 days, starting from today (Sunday). Cyril Ramaphosa, Judge Raymond Zondo, the time for the meetings you are holding is over, release Zuma from prison, or hell will break lose,” Mchunu said.

During his address, he also added that uBaba (referring to Zuma) always says umuntu akalahlwa (which means you can’t discard a human as you would to an animal or give up on a human being). I am very saddened by the fact that an 80-year-old freedom fighter is in prison my fellow Africans.

WATCH: ZUMA SUPPORTERS PROTEST IN GAUTENG

SAPS confirmed that one person has been shot dead, following a wave of rioting and looting across several South African provinces. The so-called ‘Zuma protests’ have been raging all weekend, turning deadly on Saturday night.

In Alexandra, police arrested 18 suspects – 16 of them for public violence also linked to the shooting of a police officer who was rushed to hospital for urgent medical attention. Two other police officers sustained minor injuries. The other two suspects were arrested for possession of suspected stolen property and malicious damage to property.”

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Presh JM Reporter

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