Militias defending Jacob Zuma from arrest could lead to 'another Marikana', warns Frank Chikane

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Reverend Frank Chikane
Reverend Frank Chikane
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The latest: Militias posted around former president Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home, who are vowing to protect him from arrest, could possibly lead to "another Marikana", Reverend Frank Chikane has said. It is something he fears.

The background: Chikane is one of those at the head of a new civil society grouping of 337 individuals and organisations, Defend Our Democracy, which on Thursday issued "a call to action" to defend South Africa's democracy.

In quotes: "This is not about Zuma as a person, but about the law. If you allow this to happen, an ordinary criminal would do the same. They could stop the police from arresting a drug kingpin. What would you do if that happens?" Chikane said.

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