Former South African President Jacob Zuma has not yet served his sentence. Earlier this week, the Constitutional Court sentenced him to 15 months in prison for contempt of the rule of law and gave him room to raise objections to the court. The sentence was therefore suspended.
On Tuesday, the Constitutional Court issued a severe ruling on Zuma. The verdict stated that he ignored, undermined and even tried to undermine the rule of law. The former president has five days to report to the police station.
Zuma (aged 79) and his lawyer protested and pointed out that if the former president was infected with the new crown virus in prison, his health might be threatened. He said that the “excessive” statement was also politically motivated. He claimed to be the victim of a witch hunt.
Earlier this year, Zuma failed to attend a committee investigating corruption during Zuma’s tenure. The investigation is not only directed at the former president. In addition, there is a personal trial against Zuma’s corruption.