Former South African President surrenders to police to begin 15-month imprisonment

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Former South African President, Jacob Zuma has surrendered himself to the country’s police to begin a 15- month jail term handed him for contempt of court for his failure to attend a corruption inquiry.

Sources from his foundation say he travelled to a prison near to his home in KwaZulu-Natal province late yesterday.

Police had earlier warned to arrest the 79-year-old if he refused to hand himself in by the end of the day.

Mr. Zuma’s sentencing sparked an unprecedented legal drama in South Africa, with a deadline imposed on midnight yesterday for his arrest.

The deadline was imposed after Mr. Zuma refused to hand himself in last Sunday.

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