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Vol 62 No 14

Published 8th July 2021

South Africa

Relief as Zuma surrenders

After organising a mass rally to back his defiance of the Constitutional Court, ex-president Zuma was arrested on 7 July

At the stroke of midnight and after hours of negotiating with senior officers, ex-President Jacob Zuma handed himself over to police on 7 July. He now starts a 15-month sentence for contempt of court after he failed to testify at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, chaired by Justice Raymond Zondo, investigating the US$35 billion plunder of state resources during Zuma's presidency.

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