Zuma given 6 day deadline by Chief Justice in contempt of court case

Zuma given 6 day deadline by Chief Justice in contempt of court case

- Former president Jacob Zuma has until Wednesday, 14 April, to file an affidavit with the Constitutional Court

- Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has asked Zuma to provide evidence for which sanctions he would face if he was found guilty of contempt of court

- In addition the Chief Justice has asked Zuma to provide the "nature and magnitude" of prison time should the court deem it necessary that he face jail time

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Former president Jacob Zuma has been asked by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to file an affidavit explaining which sanctions he should face if found guilty of contempt of court.

Zuma has until the 14th of April to file his affidavit which is limited to 15 pages on what sanction he would feel would be appropriate with evidence.

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Additionally, Zuma has been asked to provide the "nature and magnitude" of prison time he should face if the Constitutional Court order jail time if he is found to be in contempt of court according to News24.

Zuma asked by Chief Justice what sanctions he should face if guilty of contempt
Zuma asked by Chief Justice what sanctions he should face if guilty of contempt
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If Zuma responds to the affidavit the court will be given a chance to respond to it. Zuma had previously maintained that he was prepared to go to jail rather than appear before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry and has claimed that he is being persecuted .

Earlier, Briefly News reported that leaked audio reportedly reveals that President Cyril Ramaphosa was against former President Jacob Zuma's premature removal from office.

In the leaked recording, Ramaphosa addresses Zuma's feelings towards him, claiming he views Zuma as his leader and his elder in the ruling party.

Ramaphosa goes on to say that he knows the ousted president thinks he wants him to go to jail for corruption. The current president further says that he regrets that Zuma sees him as a deceitful person.

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TimesLIVE reports that the one minute clip emerged on Friday morning. Ramaphosa expressed that he doesn't expect Zuma to believe what he said.

In other news, Briefly News reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on his comrades to unite in order to save the ANC from failing.

Fighting corruption is one of the key focus points for Cyril Ramaphosa in his presidency. However, the head of state has been battling to unite his party in his quest to rid it from corruption.

On Wednesday, while speaking at the 150th birthday celebrations for Charlotte Mannya Maxeke in the Eastern Cape, Ramaphosa warned ANC members that being divided could be the party's downfall.

IOL reported the ruling party dedicated this year to the late struggle stalwart by declaring it 'The Year of Unity, Renewal and Reconstruction in the Year of Charlotte Maxeke'.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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