S. Africa’s top court rejects ex-leader Zuma’s bid to overturn jail sentence

Zuma hospitalised ahead of graft trial

South Africa’s top court ruled on Friday that former president Jacob Zuma had failed in his bid to have his 15-month jail sentence for failing to attend a corruption inquiry overturned, the Reuters reported.

Zuma, recuperating in hospital after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed illness, asked the court in July to revoke its sentence for contempt, arguing it was excessive and that jail would endanger his health and life.

In a majority decision, the court rejected his arguments, according to the report.

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