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Jacob Zuma faces 15 months in jail for contempt of court. What else is hanging over him?

By Marie Toulemonde
Posted on Monday, 28 June 2021 06:58, updated on Thursday, 1 July 2021 10:47

Former South African President Jacob Zuma, who is facing fraud and corruption charges, sings after his appearance in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 26 May 2021. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Accused of corruption and under investigation for conflicts of interest, South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma is the target of a string of legal proceedings. We give you a visual guide to 12 major scandals involving the former South African head of state: from the arms deal, to Gaddafi's cash, via the Gupta brothers and Bosasa.

Updated on 29 June: The constitutional court is sending Zuma to jail for 15 months for contempt of court.

“The Constitutional Court can do nothing but conclude that Mr Zuma is guilty of the crime of contempt of court,” says Justice  Sisi Khampepe.

“I am left with no option but to commit Mr Zuma to imprisonment, with the hope that doing so sends an unequivocal message… the rule of law and the administration of justice prevails.”

Zuma has been caught in the web of scandals that ultimately cost him the presidency in early 2018.