Former South African President Jacob Zuma sentenced to 15 months in prison

South Africa’s highest court sentenced former President Jacob Zuma to 15 months in jail on Tuesday for failing to appear at a corruption inquiry.

Zuma failed to appear at the corruption inquiry led by the deputy chief justice, Raymond Zondo, in February. The inquiry is examining allegations of high-level graft during Zuma’s period in power.

The court ordered the former president to present himself within five days. If he fails to do so, police will be ordered to arrest him and ensure he is delivered to a correctional centre.

Zuma is a South African politician who served as the fourth democratically elected President of South Africa from the 2009 general election until his resignation on 14 February 2018.

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