According to News24, Zuma will contest to be a ward councilor then mayor of Nkandala. President said this during his speech at the funeral of a struggle veteran Riot Mkhwanazi, who was arrested with President Jacob Zuma in 1964 and served time in Robben Island. Zuma and Mkwanazi spent 10 years together on the Island Prison.
“When I say to people [that] when I’m going to take my pension, I am going to contest to be a councilor in my ward, people laugh.” Said the President after paying his tribute to the 83 year old veteran
“We are laying to rest one of the best of our movement. He is part of a generation that is sadly leaving us now, because age will always catch up with anyone….[They] delivered a freedom that looked far beyond our reach. They were prepared to give it all – even their lives.”[Mkwanazi] taught us that leadership is all about service to your people – a passion to make a difference in our society and commitment to realise such aspirations.” Said Zuma