Pietermaritzburg - A group of Christian leaders who are among a small crowd of supporters of Jacob Zuma gathering outside Pietermaritzburg High Court said they were praying to God to be with the former president “no matter what happened to him”.
Some of the pastors had been camping outside the court since Monday when the court started hearings on Zuma and French arms company Thales’s applications for a permanent stay of prosecution of the arms-deal related fraud and corruption charges against them.
Speaking on behalf of the pastors, Bishop Sandile Ndlela of the United Methodist Church in Durban, said the prayer was important when Zuma in trouble with the law.
“As pastor we are here to pray because even if a person has been convicted he needs a pastor by his side.
“As pastors we visit the people even in prisons, and we are not going to stop when such cases are in court,” said Ndlela.