Jacob Zuma


South Africa's Jacob Zuma would do anything for the Guptas - Zondo report

South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma "would do anything" that the wealthy Indian-born Gupta family of businessmen "wanted him to do for them" from early in his first term, corruption investigators have concluded. The commission investigating allegations of widespread corruption in South Africa during Zuma's nine years in power, known...

Jacob Zuma ordered to return to jail from medical parole

South Africa’s high court has ordered the former president Jacob Zuma to return to jail after setting aside a decision to release him on medical parole. Zuma, 79, is serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court after he ignored instructions to participate in a corruption inquiry. He began medical parole in September, and in the same month, South Africa’s top court, the constitutional court, dismissed his attempt to overturn the sentence.

Former president Jacob Zuma ordered back to jail in South Africa

A South African court has ordered that former president Jacob Zuma should go back to prison after withdrawing the medical parole given to him earlier this year. Zuma was released from prison in September after serving about two months of his 15-month sentence for defying a Constitutional Court order that he should testify before a state commission investigating allegations of corruption when he was president from 2009 to 2018.

Jacob Zuma: South African court orders ex-president back to jail

A South African court has ruled that the country's former President Jacob Zuma should be returned to prison, saying his medical parole was "unlawful". The time he has spent out of prison should not be counted in his 15-month sentence, the Pretoria court ruled. Zuma was released on 5 September...

South Africa’s highest court dismisses former President Jacob Zuma’s bid to overturn jail sentence

South Africa’s top court has dismissed a bid by former president Jacob Zuma to overturn his 15-month jail sentence for failing to attend a corruption inquiry.Mr Zuma, who is currently recuperating in hospital after undergoing surgery for an unknown illness, had asked the court in July to revoke a sentence for contempt of court, arguing that imprisonment would endanger his health and life.The former president received the sentence in June after failing to testify at an inquiry investigating corruption during his 9-year rule - seen as a key test of the strength of post-apartheid South Africa’s democratic institutions and its...

Ex-South African President Jacob Zuma granted medical parole

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African President Jacob Zuma has been granted medical parole after serving two months of a 15-month sentence for contempt of court. The decision comes after the 79-year-old spent almost a month in hospital for an undisclosed medical condition. Zuma’s lawyers have not disclosed his diagnosis but announced in mid-August that the former president had undergone surgery.
Rebel Yell

South Africa | Former President Jacob Zuma released on parole

(Johannesburg) Former South African President Jacob Zuma, who has been jailed for disobeying justice since July 8, was paroled on medical grounds, the South African prison authorities said on Sunday. Posted on Sep 5, 2021 at 10:55 am. Mr Zuma, 79, has been out of prison in hospital since August...

Jacob Zuma appeals to public for donations to fight legal battles

(CNN) — Former South African President Jacob Zuma has called out to South Africans to support him with donations as he fights a series of legal battles including a wide-ranging corruption trial. His foundation shared a tweet Tuesday asking the public to "lend a helping hand" with the former leader's...
Tennessee Tribune

Ex-South African President Jacob Zuma’s Corruption Case Postponed To September

JOHANNESBURG — The corruption and money laundering trial of South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma at the Pietermaritzburg High Court in KwaZulu-Natal was postponed to Sep.9 and 10, 2021, due to his hospitalization. Zuma is currently serving a 15-month prison sentence at the Estcourt Correctional Centre for contempt of court....

South Africa's jailed ex-President Jacob Zuma in hospital

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's imprisoned former President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to hospital for observation near the Estcourt Correctional Center where he is currently serving a 15-month sentence, the government announced on Friday. Zuma is in prison for defying a Constitutional Court order to testify at a state-backed...