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Police ministry awaits Concourt directive before arresting Jacob Zuma

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Police ministry awaits Concourt directive before arresting Jacob Zuma

The police ministry says this would possibly stay up for a directive from the Constitutional Court docket on whether or not to arrest passe president Jacob Zuma.

This after the Pietermaritzburg high courtroom reserved judgment in Zuma’s application for a put of the warrant. Judgment shall be handed down on Friday.

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Zuma’s application came after a Constitutional Court docket judgment which sentenced him to 15 months in penal complex after it stumbled on him guilty of contempt of courtroom — this after the passe statesman refused to obey the apex courtroom’s repeat that he appear before the verbalize seize commission.

The courtroom gave Zuma five days at hand himself over (which expired on Sunday), or be arrested by the head of Wednesday.

Police minister Bheki Cele wrote to the apex courtroom, announcing his division would not attain the repeat to arrest Zuma pending the final result of stunning challenges to the same courtroom’s ruling — unless the courtroom directed otherwise.

Asked on Tuesday night if the ministry would be making the arrest given Tuesday’s courtroom events, spokesperson Lirandzu Themba informed TimesLIVE: “We wrote to the Constitutional Court docket to peep readability on whether or not we ought to attain the arrest or stay up for the litigation processes including the PMB [Pietermaritzburg high court] and the Constitutional Court docket on the 12th. We stay up for that directive from the Concourt.”

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Police ministry awaits Concourt directive before arresting Jacob Zuma