A former South African president has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for contempt of court for refusing to appear before a judicial commission.
According to the details, former South African President Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to life in prison for failing to appear in the country’s courts, a foreign news agency said. He was supposed to appear before the judge but he refused.
The country’s highest court has filed a contempt of court case against the former president for refusing to appear before a judicial commission, calling the disobedience a rebellion. The Supreme Court judge said that the court had no choice but to punish Jacob Zuma for such disobedience.
Punishing the former president for contempt of court will send a clear message of rule of law and justice. The judge also ordered the police commissioner to arrest former South African President Jacob Zuma within three days, according to a foreign news agency report.
Jacob Zuma is the first former South African president to be jailed, and no former president has been jailed before him.
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