South Africa’s former President Zuma is in police custody – police spokesperson

PUBLISHED: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 22:36:58 GMT

JOHANNESBURG, July 7 (Reuters) – South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma is in police custody, after handing himself in on Wednesday to serve 15 months in jail for contempt of court, police said. Police ministry spokesperson Lirandzu Themba confirmed Zuma was in the care of the police service, in compliance with a constitutional court judgment. The constitutional court gave Zuma a 15 month jail term 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. (Reporting by Nqobile Dludla Editing by Tim Cocks)

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