SA poll body challenges ruling allowing Zuma’s candidacy

Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s electoral commission has appealed to the country’s Constitutional Court after judges this week overturned a ban on former President Jacob Zuma standing in the forthcoming election.

The commission had barred his candidacy arguing that the constitution bars from public office people who have been sentenced to more than 12 months in prison.

Mr Zuma was given 15 months for contempt of court in 2021, though he only served three months in jail.


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