Strong winds disrupt Zuma prayer event in Durban

Strong winds disrupt Zuma prayer event in Durban

Strong winds forced many Jacob Zuma supporters to head home early from the prayer event held in honour of the former president in Durban.

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Video: Steve Bhengu

The winds dismantled the stage set up at People's Park while a recording of the former president was being played to the crowd.

It's prompted some who were attending to head for the exit.

The gusts took the wind out of the event's sails.

Zuma again read out a long history of his political career, going back to what he said were early attempts to remove him since 1994.

He gave a blow-by-blow account of his experience with deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo and the state capture commission.

While giving his virtual speech, those in attendance had begun making their way out of the venue owing to strong winds, a collapsing stage and a poor sound system.

At one point, Zuma's audio channel was disrupted by others also having a conversation over him.

On the ground, technicians worked frantically to secure the structure while delegates appointed to sit on stage opted to abandon the platform, leaving only the Jacob Zuma Foundation's Mzwanele Manyi and Zuma's daughter Duduzile to stay on. 


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