ANC KZN condemns threats of violence over Zuma ConCourt ruling

ANC KZN condemns threats of violence over Zuma ConCourt ruling

African National Congress (ANC) secretary in KwaZulu-Natal Mdumiseni Ntuli has hit out at those using former president Jacob Zuma's saga to fuel divisions and threaten violence in the province.

Jacob Zuma Court - AFP

The Constitutional Court last week sentenced Zuma to 15 months in prison for being in contempt of court.

It gave Zuma five days to report to his local police station to start serving the time.

But that won't be happening for now. 

The court has agreed to hear his last-ditch application to avoid going to jail. It will hear the application on 12 July.

READ: Zuma decision to engage ConCourt ‘correct approach’ - Zikalala

Dozens of his supporters, including some amabutho, have been gathering outside Zuma's Nkandla homestead.

Some have been adamant Zuma isn't going anywhere.

Ntuli says the ANC is trying to address the situation. 

"We understand that this is dividing our society and that we have a responsibility as the elected leadership of the ANC to say to our people nobody must use the occasion of giving support and solidarity of president Zuma to cause problems and divisions within the society."

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