Jacob Zuma supporters gather to prevent his arrest

Sun Online Desk

5th July, 2021 10:15:59 AM printer

Jacob Zuma supporters gather to prevent his arrest

Supporters of South African ex-President Jacob Zuma have formed what they say is a human shield outside his home to try to prevent his arrest.

On Tuesday, the constitutional court found him guilty of contempt for defying its order to appear before a corruption inquiry.

A deadline for his arrest had been set for midnight on Sunday.

However, the constitutional court later agreed to hear his challenge to the 15-month jail term he was given.

Just how that affects the arrest deadline is unclear.

He said he had been "lambasted with a punitive jail sentence without trial" and that "South Africa is fast sliding back to apartheid rule".

(BBC)


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