The African National Congress says it notes that Former President Jacob Zuma has since complied with an incarceration order issued by the constitutional court. The former president has been admitted to start serving a 15 months sentence at Estcourt Correctional Centre, KwaZulu-Natal. Last month, the Constitutional Court found Zuma guilty of contempt of court.
The ruling party said it has always restated its unequivocal commitment to and defence of the Constitution, in particular the supremacy of the Constitution, the rule of law and the independence of the Judiciary, amongst the founding principles and values of the Republic of South Africa.
“Without a doubt this is a difficult period in the movement and we call upon our members to remain calm and respect the decision taken by Former President Jacob Zuma to abide by the rulings of the court.”