Tue. Sep 28th, 2021

Deadly unrest triggered by the jailing of former President, Jacob Zuma.

South Africa has deployed Soldiers to tackle deadly unrest triggered by the jailing of former President, Jacob Zuma.

Correspondents report that shops were looted and buildings set on fire yesterday as Mr. Zuma challenged his sentence at a hearing in the top Court.
At least, six people have been killed and two hundred arrested since the unrest began last week, after Zuma handed himself in and began his fifteen month jail sentence.

The Seventy-nine-year-old who denied corruption is hoping to get the sentence rescinded or reduced at the Constitutional Court hearing.
Meanwhile, legal experts say his chances of success are slim.

It would be recalled that Mr. Zuma was convicted of contempt of Court after failing to attend an inquiry into corruption during his Presidency.

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