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Breaking: Former South African President, Jacob Zuma sentenced to 15 months imprisonment

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Former president Jacob Zuma found guilty of contempt of court and has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment.

The Constitutional Court’s long-awaited judgment on former president Jacob Zuma’s defiance of two summons the Zondo commission – Constitutional Court sentences ex-President Jacob Zuma to 15 months in prison, Deputy Chief Justice Sisi Khampepe says in a ruling in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Zuma was convicted of contempt of court after defying an order to testify before a judicial panel investigating corruption during his nine-year rule.

Zuma had repeatedly refused to testify at the State Capture Inquiry. The judgment is a culmination of a court battle between Zuma and the Zondo commission which is probing allegations of state capture during his nine-year presidency and the judiciary.

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