The High Court in Pietermaritzburg will deliver its judgment on Friday on South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma’s bid to stay out of jail.
Zuma has been in prison since Wednesday night for contempt of court after refusing to appear before the Zondo Commission that is investigating him on corruption allegedly committed during his 9-year tenure as the president.
Zuma brought the application before the court on Tuesday, arguing that his arrest should wait until the Constitutional Court hears his rescission application next Monday.
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The court had sentenced him to 15 months behind bars for being in contempt of court after he failed to appear before the state capture inquiry.
Zuma refused to appear before the commission saying its chair was biased against him.