Former president Jacob Zuma is today expected to respond to the Constitutional Court on how he should be sentenced if he is found guilty of contempt of court.
According to BBC, the penalty relates to his ignoring of summons to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture chaired by Justice Raymond Zondo.
Zuma was ordered to appear before the commission in January, but he refused.
Last year, the former president also failed to submit affidavits to appear before the state capture commission, and he walked out before he was excused.
In March, the commission, in a move to stamp the authority of the country’s highest court and to show the seriousness of Zuma’s actions, moved to ask the court to sentence him for two years.
A report by EWN said Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng wrote to Zuma last week, giving him until Wednesday, 14 April to propose an appropriate sentence in no more than 15 pages.
Zuma has previously indicated that he is not afraid to go to jail if the courts decided so, saying that he had not appeared before the commission because he had lost trust in the country’s justice system.
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