South African top court has sentenced the former president Jacob Zuma to 15 Months jail term over corruption charges.
The top court in South Africa has seating over Jacob Zuma the Ex-President of south African who was charged over corruption and other related offenses while office.
Jacob Zuma was refused to show up on court after he was ordered to come and face the corruption charged being levied against him while he was in office during his tenure .
Part of these corruption charges include that ;
He allowed businessmen close to him – brothers Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta – to plunder state resources and influence policy,Skynews reported.
Meanwhile on Tuesday the court sitting in South Africa has sentenced Mr Zuma to 15-month imprisonment. The judgement was passed by South African Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng,issued the order to jail Mr. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma in her judgement.
If Mr. Zuma fails to appear in Police custody,the South Africa police ministry and police commissioner have been ordered to take him into their custody .
In 2009 and 2018 Jacob Zuma was held the position as South African president during this time he was reported to have misused the power and awarded contract to his relative under influence of political favoritism to two of his business mogul brothers Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta – to plunder state resources and influence policy.
Mr Jacob Zuma was also alleged of some of $2b corruption in relation to arms deals contract but Mr Zuma denied this.
His tenure was taking over by his successor President Cyril Ramaphosa.
In a 2minitues length video court proceedings of Zuma’s case the seating justice made the announcement of 15 Months jail terms and police was ordered to take in within three days if he (Jacob Zuma) fails to appear before police.
Watch video: Zuma court proceedings here :
The 79-year-old ex-leader stated he was ready to be sent to prison in a prior 21-page letter to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, which the court called “scandalous.”
It comes after the lawyers for the investigation addressed the constitutional court, requesting that Zuma be imprisoned.
Zuma’s spokesman informed eNCA that the former political leader would issue a statement later, but provided no other details.
When Zuma resigned in February 2018, he had become increasingly unpopular as a result of a series of corruption allegations.