Jacob Zuma hands himself over to Police

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South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma has handed himself over to the Police on Wednesday evening to begin serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court.

This is according to a statement released by The Jacob Zuma foundation on Thursday.

In a ruling that sparked unprecedented legal drama in the country, the Constitutional Court last wee handed Zuma a 15-month term for snubbing anti-graft investigators.

However, Police had earlier on Wednesday warned they were prepared to arrest the former president by a midnight deadline to enforce the ruling, unless the top court instructed otherwise.

Prison authorities also confirmed that Zuma “has been admitted to start serving a 15 months sentence at Estcourt Correctional Centre” in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal.

It is the first time a former president has been jailed in post-apartheid South Africa.



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