Former South African president Zuma surrenders to police & heads to jail after tense standoff over 15-month prison term | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Former South African president Zuma surrenders to police & heads to jail after tense standoff over 15-month prison term

South African police have confirmed that former president Jacob Zuma has turned himself in. Sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court, his initial refusal sparked a standoff his son said could’ve led to civil war.

Zuma was in police custody late on Wednesday evening, police spokesperson Lirandzu Themba told reporters. The JG Zuma Foundation confirmed this in a tweet shortly before midnight local time, saying Zuma “has decided to comply with the incarceration order” and was on his way to a prison in KwaZulu-Natal.

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