A group of funeral directors in South Africa are raising money for to pay for former President Jacob Zuma’s legal fees as he prepares to face a corruption trial, reports Times Live.

The National Funeral Practitioners Association of SA (Nafupa-SA) describes itself on its Facebook page as a “funeral association representing the majority of the black and previously disadvantaged funeral businesses”.

It has been criticised in the past for saying no white or Indian funeral parlours should be allowed to carry out burials in Durban’s black communities.

News site Times Live reports that the organisation recently hosting a gala dinner “to honour the former president for reviving radical economic transformation and promoting expropriation of land without compensation”.