In the statement made on the Twitter account of the Zuma Foundation, ZumaIt was reported that he decided to go to jail and surrendered to the security forces.
According to the decision of the Constitutional Court, Zuma was supposed to surrender before midnight, which connects 7 July to 8 July.
Before midnight, a convoy of vehicles had departed from Zuma’s house in the direction of Nkandla city centre.
It was noteworthy that Zuma surrendered minutes before the expiry of the legal deadline given to him.
Edward Zuma, son of the former President, told the press yesterday evening that if his 79-year-old father was arrested, blood would be spilled, “We will not allow this arrest. The police will have to shed blood because we will defend him with our lives.” had used the phrase.
Zuma, whose lawsuits continue on 16 charges including corruption, racketeering, fraud, tax evasion and money laundering, has repeatedly refused to appear in court despite the call of the State Commission of Investigation investigating the allegations.
Following the commission’s application four months ago, the Constitutional Court sentenced Zuma to 15 months in prison without adjournment on June 29 for “contempt of court”, ignoring the court’s call.
Zuma spoke to the press on Sunday, July 4, meeting with his supporters around his home in Nkandla.
Stating that he is not afraid of going to prison for his beliefs, Zuma stated that going to prison because of his age is the same as being sentenced to death.
Corruption accusations against Zuma
The name of Zuma, who was elected President in 2009 and ruled the country for 9 years, was involved in corruption allegations and it was claimed that he made personal expenditures from the state budget.
Zuma in 1999 South Africa It was also alleged that he received bribes to sign the billion-dollar arms deal between the French company and Thales.
Charges against Zuma, first charged with corruption by prosecutors in 2005, have been dropped over the years.
Zuma resigned from the presidency in 2018 as a result of intense pressure from his party due to corruption allegations.
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