EXCLUSIVE | Inside Nkandla: How Dudu Myeni’s frantic call to police chief paved way for Zuma arrest

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The vehicle that allegedly took Jacob Zuma from Nkandla to jail. (Photo: Getty Images)
The vehicle that allegedly took Jacob Zuma from Nkandla to jail. (Photo: Getty Images)

Five minutes before an elite team of highly-trained special forces was to storm former president Jacob Zuma's Nkandla compound to arrest him on the night of 7 July, Dudu Myeni made a frantic call to national police commissioner Khehla Sitole, informing him that the former statesman had decided to surrender himself to the police. 

News24 can reveal that, on the night of 7 July, while the country was on tenterhooks waiting to see if Zuma would submit himself to prison officials to begin his 15-month jail term, inside the Nkandla compound tough and marathon negotiations were under way between senior police officials and the former statesman and his team. 

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