The Pietermaritzburg Excessive Court docket refused former President Jacob Zuma’s bid to remain his detention for contempt of court docket on Friday, solely days after he surrendered to police to start a 15-month jail sentence.
He filed the appliance on Tuesday, a day earlier than the Constitutional Court docket’s deadline for the police to arrest him and sentence him to fifteen months in jail for contempt of court docket.
Zuma started serving his time period on Wednesday night and is at the moment housed in Estcourt Jail. If Choose Jerome Mnguni had accepted his software, he would have been launched, at the least till the apex court docket thought of his rescission software on Monday. Choose Mnguni dismissed the appliance with prices.
Friday’s excessive court docket judgment got here hours after the identical court docket dismissed an software by the secretary-general of the governing African Nationwide Congress (ANC) get together, Ace Magashule, to have his suspension over corruption prices in a separate case put aside.