ANC NEC to discuss Zuma’s sentence

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The African National Congress (ANC) says it has noted the judgment of the Constitutional Court.

On Tuesday, 29 June 2021, Justice Sisi Khampepe, found former president Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court, and ordered him to serve 15 months behind bars.

The ANC Spokesperson Pule Mabe said the ruling party is currently studying the judgement. “Without doubt this is a difficult period in the movement and we call upon our members to remain calm.

“The meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) scheduled to take place this weekend, will reflect on implications and consequences of the judgement.”

The ANC further reaffirm their commitment to upholding the rule of law and fulfilling the aspirations of “our constitutional democracy.”

Meanwhile, head of legal and investigations at Corruption Watch Karam Singh said “For the first time in South Africa, we are seeing a former head of state held directly accountable by way of a prison sentence, for his refusal to submit himself to the commission or to the jurisdiction of the ConCourt in this matter.

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