South Africa’s previous President, Jacob Zuma, has been condemned to 15 months in prison by the country’s most noteworthy court.
He has been given five days to hand himself in to the police, falling flat, which the police serve should arrange his capture
The sentence comes after the Constitutional Court saw him as liable of hatred for challenging its request to show up at an investigation into defilement, while he was president.
Mr. Zuma’s time in power, which finished in 2018, was hounded by join charges.
Nigerians, in the mean time, have praised the turn of events, charging the legal executive to be gutsy in its choices.
The agent head of Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), Mrs. Ogechi Ogu, said the sentence of Zuma says a lot. The choice of the court, she said, means that the headway of vote based system in South Africa. As indicated by her, this is law and order at play.
She said: “The way that Zuma was the previous President didn’t cause him to be exempt from the rules that everyone else follows. The brave choice of the sacred court to see that the procedures went on and the choice, which saw him as liable of scorn for challenging its request to show up at an investigation into defilement, while he was president, are pointers to the reality of the autonomy of the legal executive in South Africa. This is the means by which a country that needs progress and improvement works.”
Program Officer, Human Rights Law Services (HURILAW), noticed that everybody is equivalent under the watchful eye of the law, as the law doesn’t separate. He commended the court’s choice as a positive development. “In the event that you will not keep to the sets of the court, you must choose the option to invest some energy in jail,” he said.
Additionally, Project Director, Access to Justice, Deji Ajare, said the prison sentence is a milestone judgment deserving of festivity, as it’s anything but a thought that Africans are encountering a resurrection that would stop exemption.
As per him, “it’s anything but an exercise for Africans and explicitly Nigerians that if the resistance sits up, and takes care of its business, they can be an impetus for the sort of progress we look for in Nigeria in the space of responsibility.”👇👇👇Follow Us On Social Media👇👇👇