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Jacob Zuma sentenced to 15 months in jail

Jacob Zuma sentenced to 15 months in jail




no person is above the law this is  the message from south africa's highest  court this is what the court said when  earlier today it sentenced a former  president to prison  a first in the country's history jail  for a former president  jacob zuma has been awarded 15 months in  jail  he is accused of high-level corruption  of draining the state coffers during his  term in office  but zuma has refused to present himself  before the investigators  the former president has now been  declared guilty of contempt of court  here's a report  may i ask you then as to how you plead  to the charges that have been put to you  i plead not good to  thank you you may be seated  jacob zuma is going to prison the former  president of south africa is guilty of  contempt of court  what did he do how long is his sentence and why is this verdict newsworthy  before we answer these why don't we  learn a little about zuma  jacob zuma  he was the president of south africa  between 2009 and 2018.  before that he was the country's deputy  president  zuma's political journey began in 1959.  south africa had an apartheid government  and zuma decided to take up arms against  it  he joined the african national congress  and its military wing  he served prison time with nelson  mandela on robben island  till date zuma likes to see himself as a  follower in mandela's footsteps  but his legacy is one of corruption  2005 zuma was ousted as deputy president  he was accused of corruption in a  multi-billion dollar arms deal  the same year he was also accused blame  zuma's presidency was headlined by  accusations of systemic looting  i jacob zuma  swear that i will be faithful  to the republic of south africa  and will obey observe uphold  and maintain the constitution and all  other laws in 2016  a court ruled that zuma had breached his  oath of office  he had used government money to upgrade  his private home in  kandla built a cattle crawl chicken run  a swimming pool  visitor center and an amphitheater  the next year 2017 zuma's links to the  influential and dubious gupta family  became the talk of the town  reports said that under zuma's watch the  gupta brothers tried to buy control of  the south african government  massive protests followed  zuma's personal life too has been  scandalous  the man is a proud polygamist he is  married six times  has 20 children at least six of them  born  out of wedlock let's now get back to our  questions  why the contempt of court  zuma failed to appear before a judicial  commission of inquiry in february  the inquiry is examining allegations of  high-level corruption during zuma's  presidency  how long is the sentence  mr jacob zuma  is sentenced to undergo 15 months  imprisonment  the judgment is being called scathing  it's the first time in south africa that  a former president  is going to jail this judgment has  definitely sent out a strong message to  south africans  especially those who feel they are above  the law  jacob zuma has always said he was ready  to go to prison  so will he comply to the court orders  now zuma has been ordered to submit himself  to the police within five days  with golden non-mu from johannesburg.

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