Former South African President, Jacob Zuma reacts to 15-month jail term, blasts judge
Former South African President, Jacob Zuma, has lashed out at the judges who sentenced him to a 15-month jail term for absconding from a corruption inquiry.
It would be recalled that Zuma, 79, was on Tuesday, June 29, sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court.
Judge Sisi Khampepe, who delivered the judgment, said Zuma was found guilty of contempt of court following his refusal to appear before a graft panel.
Zuma is accused of enabling the plunder of state coffers during his nearly nine-year stay in office.
Reacting, Zuma in an interview with newsmen at his home in Nklandla, where hundreds of his supporters were gathered to prevent his arrest, said the Judge that gave him the jail term was like the white minority apartheid rulers he once fought.
“The fact that I was given a jail sentence without trial should be a cause for concern to all those who believe in freedom and the rule of law.
“South Africa is fast sliding back to apartheid rule. No honest person can accuse me of being against the rule of law,’’ Zuma said.
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