The ANCYL Chairperson Collen Maine on Saturday called for MK Veterans to arm themselves to defend unfire President Jacob Zuma.
“Comrades from Umkhonto we Sizwe, bring your guns. Now is the time to defend the revolution. We must do it. Generations that came before did it. They sacrificed their lives,” he said in Durban.
Maine was speaking at a Hands Off Zuma march the city. Over 4 000 attended the peaceful gathering.
The ANC Ethekwini Region organised the event because it believed Zuma was being targeted.
The march comes in the wake of drama around Thuli Madonsela’s “state capture” report.
On Friday, Black First Land First (BFLF) protesters marched to the Public Protector’s office in Pretoria to defend the president.
They carried posters reading “hamba Madonsela” and “hands off Zuma” as they rushed up to the gates of the office complex.
Others held signs accusing Madonsela of being in cahoots with the wealthy Rupert family and acting in the interests of white monopoly capital.