Jacob Zuma To Go To Prison

He was found guilty of contempt of court

By  | Jun 29, 2021, 05:09 PM  | Jacob Zuma  | Drama

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Jacob Zuma is facing jail time of up to 15 months and has 5 days to turn himself in. Former South African president was found guilty of contempt of court, when he failed to appear before the Zondo commission early this year

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Today, 29 June, Judge Sisi Khampepe passed over this judgement which reads:

“On 28 January 2021, the constitutional court handed down judgement ordering Mr Zuma to attend the commission and give evidence before it. The judgement and order were served on Mr Zuma, who responded by releasing a public statement in which he alleged that the commission and the constitutional court were politicizing the law to his detriment. From 15 – 19 February 2021, Mr Zuma did not attend the commission as ordered.

“Accordingly, the chairperson of the commission, announced that it would launch contempt of court proceedings. On the same day, Mr Zuma published another statement in which he levelled serious criticism against the judiciary and confirmed that he would neither obey the constitutional court’s order nor cooperate with the commission in any respect.”
continued Justice Sisi Khampepe.

“The constitutional court can do nothing but conclude that Mr Zuma is guilty of the crime of contempt of court. The majority emphasizes it cannot be gain (we could've interpreted this wrong) said that orders of court bind to whom all they apply", she concluded.

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