Zuma to Address the Nation as ConCourt Considers Appeal

Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on July 15, 2019 in Johannesburg, where he faces tough questioning over allegations that he oversaw systematic looting of state funds while in power. – Zuma struck a characteristically relaxed tone ahead of his televised appearance, which could last for five days, tweeting a video the day before of himself dancing and singing “Zuma must fall” before laughing heartily. (Photo by WIKUS DE WET / POOL / AFP)

South Africa’s Constitutional Court has agreed to hear the appeal of former President Jacob Zuma against a 15-month imprisonment sentence.

He was convicted for contempt of court after refusing to appear before the Zondo Commission which is investigating his alleged corrupt activities committed during his 9-year tenure as President.

According to court papers,opposing parties on the matter have until July 6 to file their cases.

The Concourt will hear his application on Monday, July 12, 2021.

Zuma was sentenced for contempt by the Apex Court after he ignored directives that he continues testifying at the State Capture Commission.

Former President Zuma emerged on Saturday afternoon outside his home for the first since the damning Constitutional Court ruling against him.

The embattled ex-President has summoned his legal team to meet him urgently in Nkandla this Sunday at 2pm ahead of his address to the Nation.

Zuma announced via his Zuma Foundation Twitter page that he’ll address the nation at 6pm on Sunday evening from the auditorium in Nkandla, not in Durban as previously communicated.

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