FORMER SOUTH AFRICA’S PRESIDENT, JACOB ZUMA SENTENCED TO 15 MONTHS IN PRISON BY THE HIGHEST COURT IN THE COUNTRY.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 30, 2021
South Africa’s former President, Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to fifteen months in prison by the highest court in the country.
He was sentenced for contempt of court after he failed to appear at a corruption inquiry earlier this year.
Reports say Zuma failed to appear at the inquiry led by Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo in February after which the inquiry’s lawyers approached the Constitutional Court to seek an order for his imprisonment.
The inquiry is examining allegations of high level graft during Zuma’s period in power from 2009 to 2018.
He has denied wrong doing and has so far not co-operated.