The Constitutional Court docket accepted the request of the previous president’s camp to evaluate his sentence, and a brand new listening to is scheduled for July 12.
When the deadline set by the judicial system to give up to the authorities expired, former South African President Jacob Zuma introduced on the night of Sunday, July 4, that though the nation’s Constitutional Court docket sentenced him to fixed-term imprisonment, he wouldn’t be imprisoned.
After being convicted for contempt of the Supreme Court docket from Tuesday to fifteen months, and after repeatedly refusing to testify in a nationwide corruption investigation, the choice seems to be closing: 79-year-old Zuma will go to jail.
The Ministry of Justice gave him 5 days to go to the police station. The nation is ready to see if the previous head of state will obey or be arrested by the police.
Lastly by utilizing his two favourite weapons once more, authorized crafty and well-liked help, he gained a probation for himself: Saturday the Constitutional Court docket accepted the request of the Zuma camp to evaluate its sentence and the brand new sentence. The listening to has began on July 12.
“I need not go to jail at this time”, The previous president smiled and instructed the media at his Encandela stronghold in KwaZulu-Natal province (east).Technically talking, the brand new listening to didn’t droop the conviction, however Jacob Zuma believes“They can not settle for paperwork and count on me to seem in jail”.