Thursday, August 5, 2021

Former South African president Zuma surrenders for prison term

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Former South African president Jacob Zuma turned himself over to police early Thursday to begin serving a 15-month prison term.
Just minutes before the midnight deadline for police to arrest him, Zuma left Nkandla home in a convoy of vehicles. Zuma handed himself over to to obey the ’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, that he should serve a prison term for contempt.
“President Zuma has decided to comply with the incarceration order. He is on his way to hand himself into a Correctional Services Facility in KZN (KwaZulu-Natal province),” said a tweet posted by the Zuma Foundation.
after South Africa’s police confirmed that Zuma was in their custody.
Zuma’s imprisonment comes after a week of rising tensions over his sentence.
Zuma, 79, was ordered to prison for contempt because he defied a court order for him to testify before a judicial commission investigating widespread allegations of corruption during his as the country’s president, from 2009 to 2018.
The Constitutional Court ordered that if Zuma did not voluntarily hand himself over to the police then the police should arrest the country’s former president by the end of the day Wednesday.
In a last-minute plea to avoid going to pris

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