Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
2 minute read
22 Jul 2021
2:20 pm

Security airtight at Nkandla as Zuma attends brother’s funeral

Sipho Mabena

Zuma is allowed to eulogise his brother during the funeral, but is not allowed to veer off the programme to make any public statements.

A security officer walks through an entrance at Ndofaya Mall in Meadowlands, Soweto, under a gate with the words "Free Zuma" spray-painted on, during a clean-up operation, 20 July 2021, after rampant looting last week. Ten people died in a stampede at the shopping centre. Picture: Michel Bega

The Correctional services department has flatly refused to disclose security details around jailbird Jacob Zuma as he attends the funeral of his brother and how long he was out for due to security concerns. “That information cannot be divulged as it is operational and may compromise the safety of the in-mate. Possible threats have to be taken into consideration,” spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said on Thursday. ALSO READ: Correctional Services mum on how long Zuma will be free But, taking into account Zuma’s profile and the violent events of last week in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, security was expected to be tight....