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In South Africa, the noose is tightening around former President Jacob Zuma, mired in embezzlement cases. On Monday, the commission responsible for investigating corruption under his chairmanship called for two years in prison against him.
The anti-corruption commission accuses the former South African head of state of contempt of justice for. She therefore asks that be sanctioned.
Since the creation of this commission three years ago, the former president has continued to defy justice and use all possible maneuvers to avoid having to testify. He has already been implicated by some 40 testimonies from senior officials and former ministers. He himself appeared before thislast November, and since then he has been piling up appeals to avoid having to appear again. He even accused the chairman of the commission of not being impartial.
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Last week, Jacob Zuma went so far as to defy an order from the Constitutional Court which had ordered him to appear before the commission of inquiry. The drop of water that broke the camel's back.
On Monday, the chairman of this commission seized the highest court in the country so that Jacob Zuma could be punished for having “intentionally and illegally” refused to advance the investigation.
The judge therefore called for two years in prison against the former president. However, this commission has no power, nor can the findings of its investigation lead to charges. These can just be transmitted to the prosecution for possible prosecution.
It will therefore be necessary to await the reaction of the prosecution to know whether proceedings will be initiated for contempt of justice.
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