Extraordinary scenes unfolded on Sunday as lots of of armed supporters of corrupt ex-President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, assembled exterior his dwelling in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. The previous president gave a speech to onlookers as he refused to be despatched to jail following an investigation into rampant corruption throughout his time as president. His defiant phrases had been adopted by celebratory gunfire. It comes because the constitutional courtroom sentenced Zuma on Tuesday to a 15-month jail time period for contempt of courtroom for failing to look at a listening to in February of the inquiry into his actions. However on Saturday it agreed to listen to his problem to the jail time period, suspending it till after a listening to on 12 July.
He instructed a press convention on Sunday: “There isn’t any want for me to go to jail as we speak.
“As a result of we are actually participating with the constitutional courtroom.
“Sending me to jail in the course of the peak of a pandemic at my age is similar as sentencing me to dying!”
He went on to brand his arrest and imprisonment as “political persecution” by “lawless judges”.
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The corrupt ex-president added: “It is my own unstable state of health and that it is my physical life that the incarceration order threatens.
He added how the jury and judges “lambasted [me] with a punitive jail sentence without trial.
“It cannot be that there are Zuma laws in South Africa.
“Solely Jacob Zuma is instructed that ordinary procedures usually are not relevant!”
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As president, Mr Zuma was wrapped up in a web of sleaze and scandal between 2009 and 2018.
He was forced to quit and hand over power to current President Cyril to Ramaphosa in 2018 as pressure mounted over allegations and inquiries that he helped plunder South Africa’s fortunes.
The Zondo commission, which is examining the allegations, uncovered how Mr Zuma allowed the Indian-born billionare brothers Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta to steal state resources and gain influence over government policy. The brothers fled to Dubai after Zuma was kicked out – all deny any wrongdoing.
Mr Zuma also faces a separate court case involving a $2bn arms deal in 1999 when he was deputy president which he denies involvement in.