This month, Zuma, who has recently joined Twitter and already boasted close to 150 000 followers on the social media platform, was ordered by the Pretoria High Court to pay all of the R15.3 million he had accumulated in legal bills to defend his corruption and fraud cases.
However, this has not stopped his plans to host the two annual parties, with the elderly of Nkandla expected to be joined by ministers, MECs, premiers, mayors and prominent businessmen who have been invited by the trust to form part of the festivities.
“This year’s event is going to be the same as previous years; there’s no difference at all and we expect to be joined by scores of people as usual,” said Sibiya.
Zuma’s legal battles are set to intensify next year. He is expected to pay back the millions the government paid for his defence, and will be required to fund his court battles which resume in May next year.