Zuma Cites Health and Age to Avoid Jail

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Former President Jacob Zuma is hard at work at trying to stay out of prison for defying an order of the highest court of the land.

In a press conference Zuma claimed that the country is slipping into apartheid-style rule. He cited among others the Constitutional Court’s 15-month jail sentence against him as well as the level-four Covid-19 lockdown, which he says has all the features of a state of emergency, including the curfews of the 1980s.

He further claimed that when the Apartheid regime dealt with him – it was only with him and not his family. But Zuma says under this democracy it deals with his children who cannot now be employed. The former statesman added that the government is adamant on arresting Zuma.

Zuma was handed down the sentence after he refused to appear before the so-called State Capture Commission as instructed by the court. Zuma insists that he has now been subjected to jail without a trial despite his clear contempt of court.

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