Former South African President Jacob Zuma applies to the Constitutional Court to rescind ruling.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma applies to the Constitutional Court to rescind ruling. Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court.
President Zuma to be imprisoned at Westville prison, north of Durban
Acting Chief Justice Sisi Khampepe has signed a warrant of committal for former president Jacob Zuma. According to the letter, signed on 30 June 2021, Zuma will be remanded to the Westville Correctional Centre in KwaZulu-Natal.
Zuma’s legal team – led by advocate Dali Mpofu, SC – has also indicated to the state that the former president will urgently seek to stay the implementation of the order for his arrest and committal in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.
On Tuesday, the Constitutional Court found that Zuma was in contempt of court for not obeying an instruction to appear before the Zondo Commission. It sentenced him to 15 months in prison.
The court ruled that Zuma had five days to report to either the Johannesburg Central police station or the Nkandla police station, before being shepherded to prison.