Jacob Zuma, former president of South Africa, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court.

Zuma, on Tuesday, was found guilty of contempt of court following his refusal to appear before a graft panel.

Giving the judgment, the judge said “the Constitutional Court can do nothing but conclude that Mr Zuma is guilty of the crime of contempt of court,”

The former president had defied an order by the constitutional court in January to appear at an inquiry into corruption while he was president.

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The 79-year-old Zuma was forced to step down as president in 2018 over corruption allegations.

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