Former president Jacob Zum

 JUST IN: Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to file an urgent application for the recission of the Constitutional Court ruling that he be imprisoned for 15 months for contempt. Zuma’s legal team - led by advocate Dali Mpofu - has also indicated to the state that the former President will urgently seek to stay the implementation of the order for his arrest and committal in the Pietermaritzburg High Court. This is a developing story.

Supporters of former president Jacob Zuma fired gunshots as they led a motorcade from Eshowe to his rural homestead of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal in a show of force on Thursday.

The entrance to Zuma's home was a hive of activity as supporters clad in ANC regalia gathered, singing and dancing, to deliver a clear message: “Zuma is not going to jail even if he elects to do so.”

It started with a motorcade claiming to be ANC members from the eThekwini region that had assembled in Eshowe. The bumper-to-bumper procession, comprising mostly SUVs and luxury vans reverberating with music, was not without drama as guns were discharged amid singing and dancing.