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South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma hands himself over to police

The Guardian

By Jacob Zuma – Agencies

July 7, 2021

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma is in police custody after handing himself in to serve 15 months in jail for contempt of court.

Police ministry spokesperson Lirandzu Themba confirmed Zuma was in the care of the police service, in compliance with a constitutional court judgment, on Wednesday night. Earlier Zuma’s foundation said he would hand himself in.

The constitutional court sentenced Zuma last week for defying an instruction earlier this year to give evidence at an inquiry into corruption during his nine years in power until 2018.

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