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Jacob Zuma will welcome his first visitors to Estcourt Prison on Thursday

For the first time since his arrest, Jacob Zuma will meet with visitors at Estcourt Prison – here’s who will be granted an audience with the ex-president.

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Photo: Gallo Images/Volksblad/Mlungisi Louw

The incarcerated former president of South Africa will, for the first time, welcome visitors to Estcourt Prison later on Thursday afternoon. Jacob Zuma has now been behind bars for the last seven days.

Who is visiting Jacob Zuma in prison?

He will officially be met by his legal team at 13:00, and the delegation is being led by Dali Mpofu. So far, the group has been unsuccessful in overturning the 79-year-old’s jail sentence – but something much bigger is now taking place.

“The Legal Team under the Leadership of Adv Mpofu SC, will be visiting his excellency Jacob Zuma in Estcourt Prison on Thursday 15th July 2021 at about 13:00. The visit is for consultation on a variety of legal matters.”

Since Jacob Zuma was arrested…

Demonstrations that initially began to support uBaba have manifested into widespread riots and looting. Opportunists are now taking whatever they went from stores in KZN, Gauteng, and other violence hot-spots. High unemployment rates, dramatic wealth inequalities, and the financial impact of the pandemic have all contributed to the unrest.

What’s happening at the moment may have been sparked by Msholozi, but things have gone much, much further since his arrest. Two of his children, Duduzile and Duduzane, have both been accused of inciting acts of criminality online.

Visitors make their way to Estcourt Prison

It’s not clear what exactly Jacob Zuma and his legal team will be discussing on Thursday, but his current fight to earn a ‘rescission’ – which would invalidate ConCourt’s decision to imprison him – is likely to be a major talking point. It’s also worth noting that reports of a previous ‘delegation’ visiting uBaba this week are wide of the mark.