South Africa: Zuma could be out of jail in four months, says justice minister

Source: Metro

“South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, who has been in police detention since Wednesday night as he starts a 15-month prison sentence for contempt, will be eligible for parole after around four months, the justice minister said. Zuma turned himself in to police overnight to begin his jail term for defying a court order to give evidence at an inquiry into corruption while he was in power from 2009 to 2018. The inquiry is led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. The ability of authorities to bring Zuma to book has been seen as a major test of the rule of law in post-Apartheid South Africa …. Zuma, 79, has already launched legal challenges against his sentence, asking the court to cancel it on a number of grounds, including that he has been unfairly treated and that he might catch and die from COVID-19 in jail.” (07/08/21)

https://www.metro.us/s-africas-ex-president-zuma-could/