JACOB ZUMA: FORMER SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT SENTENCED TO 15 MONTHS IN PRISON.
Jacob Zuma turns himself in to South African police. The former president drops defiance to begin 15-month sentence for snubbing anti-corruption investigators. I wondered if this can happen in Nigeria with so many corrupt leaders who believe that they are above the law.
Jacob Zuma, former South African president, turned himself in to police on Wednesday to begin 15 months in jail for contempt of court, the culmination of a long legal drama seen as a test of the country’s ability to enforce the rule of law.
Police spokesperson Lirandzu Themba confirmed in a statement that Zuma, who was president from 2009 – 2018, was in police custody, in compliance with last week’s Constitutional Court ruling.
The court sentenced Zuma to 15 months in prison for defying an order in February to give evidence at an inquiry examining corruption during the nine years that he was president. The inquiry is led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. The former president maintains that he is the victim of a political witchhunt and that Zondo is biased against him.
The law shouldn’t be a respecter of persons in any country, both the President and the peasant should be subject to the laws of the land. After all laws are made to check human excesses and to protect our rights to avoid chaos.
Jacob Zuma, the former South African President commenced his prison sentence yesterday, he spent his first night in jail.
When leaders have the understanding that there will be a consequence for every action while in office, they’ll sit up and act wisely. But is the president of Nigeria acting wisely? His UNLAWFUL actions are too numerous to count, ranging from the kidnapping of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya, to the unlawful invasion of Sunday Igboho’s residence and so many other killings of the citizens of Nigeria under his command and watch.
Nigerian leaders should take note; anything is possible. Nobody is above the law. It may take time but Justice will prevail.
No body is above the law