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Songezo Zibi | How Zuma ended up in prison, and why no one can be allowed to disobey the law

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Former president Jacob Zuma
Former president Jacob Zuma
Thulie Dlamini, Gallo Images

If we are serious about democracy, which is not just the right to vote, then we have to hold them accountable to the system we have chosen, writes author Songezo Zibi. 

On the evening of 7 July 2021, former president Jacob Zuma was taken into custody to begin serving a 15-month prison sentence imposed on him the previous week for contempt of the Constitutional Court.

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