South Africa ex president was in high spirits at an occasion supper composed by the National Funeral Practitioners Association of SA (Nafupa-SA) at the Olive Convention Center in Durban on Thursday night.
Nafupa-SA was joined by Delangokubona Business Forum and others in offering two honors on the previous president – one for “appreciation”‚ to respect his work on radical financial change and the second‚ for “bravery”‚ to praise his position on seizure of land without pay.
Nafupa-SA has been accused of fanning racial prejudice by banning white and Indian business owners from operating in the townships. The business forum has long been accused of mafia-style tactics to secure outsourcing work from construction firms. Both have been hauled to court for their actions.
The gala dinner was attended by about 500 people‚ including members of Black First Land First who broke out in song when a beaming Zuma arrived in the packed auditorium.
Shortly before he received the award‚ Zuma started singing his trademark song uMshini Wam’ and was joined by the guests.