Jacob Zuma Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For Contempt Of Court

 Jacob Zuma Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For Contempt Of Court

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months by the highest Court in the country.

He has been given five days to hand himself in to Police, but failing, the Police Minister must order his arrest.

The jail sentence comes after the Constitutional Court found him guilty of contempt for defying its order to appear at an inquiry into corruption while he was President.

According to reports, Mr Zuma’s time in power, which ended in 2018, was dogged by graft allegations.

The former President was not in Court to hear the majority ruling and has repeatedly declared that he was the victim of a giant political conspiracy.

In a separate legal matter, Mr Zuma pleaded not guilty last month in his corruption trial involving a $5bn (£3bn) arms deal from the 1990s.

TINU

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