South African court rejects Zuma’s request to postpone sentence
The rejection came the day after the former leader surrendered to the police but still questioned his sentence.
The South African court rejected the request of former South African President Jacob Zuma to postpone his current sentence by one day. Hand it to myself Handed over to the police to start a 15-month sentence.
Zuma currently Imprisoned During his tenure as President of South Africa from 2009 to 2018, he failed to comply with court orders to testify before the Judicial Committee, which is investigating allegations of corruption during his tenure as President of South Africa.
Despite surrendering on Wednesday night, Zuma still questioned his sentence. On Monday, the Constitutional Court of the country’s highest court will hear another lawsuit against him.
The judge of the Pietermaritzburg High Court presiding over the case said on Friday: “The application has been rejected but a fee is required.”
The High Court’s decision came hours after the same court rejected the application of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party secretary Ace Magashule (Ace Magashule), which suspended him on corruption charges. The application was put aside.
The lawsuits of the two politicians were seen as a test of South Africa’s law enforcement capabilities, even against powerful politicians, 27 years after the African National Congress removed the minority white rulers in South Africa to usher in democracy.
Zuma’s imprisonment order is seen as the most dramatic chapter in his journey from a respected anti-apartheid activist to a politician tainted by multiple sordid and corrupt allegations, and he denies all these allegations.
As a member of the ANC of the liberation movement, Zuma was imprisoned by a small number of white rulers in South Africa for his efforts to build a country that treats citizens equally.
Zuma, 79, denies widespread corruption and insists that he is a victim of political persecution.