“I’m Too Old For Jail”-Jacob Zuma reacts Following His Sentencing

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“I’m Too Old For Jail”-Jacob Zuma reacts Following His 15 months jail  Sentencing

#Zuma said “My age and health condition and any other mitigating circumstances were not considered when the imprisonment was decided.” #Nkandla

 

Following his sentencing last week, former South Africa President Jacob Zuma claims that he is too old for jail.

Addressing the media on Sunday evening, Jacob Zuma said sending him to jail during the height of a pandemic at his age was the same as sentencing him to death.

 

The former president said he wasn’t seeking to destruct the work of the state capture commission, but all he is asking for is fairness and consistency in the application of the law. He however said South Africa was sliding back into apartheid-like rule.


“The fact that I was sentenced without trial should induce shock to all those who cherish the rule of law. The rule of law doesn’t deal harshly with those you may dislike for whatever reason. South Africa is sliding back to apartheid-like rule. I am facing detention without trial. Elsewhere the Secretary-General of the ANC has a banning order, prohibiting him from addressing the masses. We have a level 4 lockdown and a curfew of the 1980s. The only difference is we only use different levels, like contempt of court instead of detention without trial, but the substance is the same,” he said.

Jacob Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison by the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

“I’m Too Old For Jail”-Jacob Zuma reacts Following His 15 months jail  Sentencing

This comes after Zuma was found guilty of contempt of court when he defied a court order issued by the Constitutional Court for him to appear before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

His family has since vowed to defend him from going to prison.

 

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