South African high court dismisses request of former President Jacob Zuma to block arrest

South Africa’s high court on Friday dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s application to block his arrest for contempt of court, days after he handed himself over to police to begin a 15-month jail term. “The application is dismissed with costs,” the judge presiding over the case said. The constitutional court last week ordered Zuma jailed… Read More South African high court dismisses request of former President Jacob Zuma to block arrest

Former South African President Jacob Zuma hands self over to begin jail setence

South African former President Jacob Zuma turned himself in to police on Wednesday to begin 15 months in jail for contempt of court, the culmination of a long legal drama seen as a test of the post-apartheid state’s ability to enforce the rule of law. Police spokesperson Lirandzu Themba confirmed in a statement that Zuma… Read More Former South African President Jacob Zuma hands self over to begin jail setence

Former South African President Jacob Zuma asks court to annul jail sentence

South Africa’s ex-leader Jacob Zuma on Friday asked the country’s top court to annul his 15-month jail sentence for failing to appear at a corruption inquiry, saying it was excessive, unjust and might kill him if he catches COVID-19 in prison. The constitutional court sentenced Zuma to 15 months in jail on Tuesday for failing… Read More Former South African President Jacob Zuma asks court to annul jail sentence

South African court jails former President Jacob Zuma for fifteen months on contempt charges

South Africa’s constitutional court sentenced former president Jacob Zuma to 15 months in jail for contempt of court on Tuesday after he failed to appear at a corruption inquiry earlier this year. Zuma failed to appear at the inquiry led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in February, after which the inquiry’s lawyers approached the… Read More South African court jails former President Jacob Zuma for fifteen months on contempt charges