South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma in police custody

South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma in police custody




South African former president Jacob Zuma turned himself in to police on Wednesday to begin 15 months in jail for contempt of court, the culmination of a long legal drama seen as a test of the post-artheid state’s ability to enforce the rule of law.Police spokesperson Lirandzu Themba confirmed in a statement that Zuma was in police custody, in compliance with the Constitutional Court judgment. The court gave Zuma a 15-month jail term last week for defying an instruction earlier in February to….

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South African former president Jacob Zuma turned himself in to police on Wednesday to begin 15 months in jail for contempt of court, the culmination of a long legal drama seen as a test of the post-artheid state’s ability to enforce the rule of law.Police spokesperson Lirandzu Themba confirmed in a statement that Zuma was in police custody, in compliance with the Constitutional Court judgment. The court gave Zuma a 15-month jail term last week for defying an instruction earlier in February to….

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