Jacob Zuma faces 2 years in jail


Constitutional Court has been requested by the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture of former President Jacob Zuma, to sentence him two years behind bars for contempt – following he defied its ruling that he should go before the commission and answer non-incriminating questions.

On Monday afternoon, an urgent application was filed at the Constitutional Court. An order is being requested that Zuma “intentionally and unlawfully” failed, “… to go before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on 15-19 February.”

Submissions were also made that he, “… failed or refused to furnish the Commission with affidavits”, which he was directed by Zondo to provide to the commission on issues concerning Eskom and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.

The commission also requestes that Police Minister Bheki Cele and National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sithole be ordered, “… to take all steps as may be required to give effect to the order”, that Zuma be, “… sentenced to imprisonment for a term of two (2) years”, for contempt.

Zuma is expected to be ordered to pay the costs of the first of its kind in South African history, the contempt application.

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