Former President South Africa sentenced to fifteen months in jail

South African former President Jacob Zuma has to go to jail for fifteen months for contempt of court. The politician gets that punishment for refusing to cooperate in investigating alleged corruption.

Zuma reacted in 2018 after several corruption scandals. The 79-year-old politician had to appear in front of an anti-corruption commission, but showed up only once. After that first time, he accused the chairman of being biased. By the way, the committee was set up by Zuma himself after he was under pressure from the scandals.

Zuma‘s investigation is about corruption in the nine years he was president. Among other things, he would have made lucrative deals with businessmen he knew. They were reportedly allowed to elect ministers. Zuma denies the accusations and claims that he didn’t do anything wrong.