The Jacob Zuma Foundation became the latest Twitter account to stoke the fires of incitement, after they made it perfectly clear that they are willing to tolerate countrywide violence until Msholozi is released from prison.

In a Tweet posted on Tuesday afternoon, the Foundation said that peace and stability would only return to South African ‘if the release of Jacob Zuma is secured immediately’. However, the battle lines of these riots have shifted, with many looters openly admitting that they are ransacking stores for their own personal reasons.

The organisation which bears Zuma’s name – and has issued a host of statements on his behalf recently – still believes there is a ‘direct link’ between his incarceration and the wave of mayhem that has gripped parts of KZN and Gauteng.

“Peace and stability in South Africa are directly linked to the release of President Zuma with immediate effect. It was just pure malice to incarcerate him whilst litigation on his detention without trial case (for civil contempt) was ongoing.”

Tensions stoked by Msholozi’s family and friends

It’s believed that the death toll from the past few days of unrelenting violence is nearing 50. Earlier on Tuesday, a stampede at a mall in Gauteng accounted for a further ten lives.

The willful destruction of businesses has come with an enormous human cost, and as well as lives, livelihoods are also being decimated due to the sheer scale of outright vandalism.

Mzwanele Manyi, a spokesperson for Jacob Zuma, was quick to blame Cyril Ramaphosa for a ‘dismal failure’ of leadership. He is calling for uBaba’s presidential successor to ‘step down from his responsibilities’ as the head of state. This comes after Bheki Cele confirmed Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla will also be investigated for inciting violence online.


Presh JM Reporter

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