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Zuma faces another contempt charge if he does not allow NPA doctors to examine him - experts

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Former president Jacob Zuma in court.  Thulie Dlamini, Gallo Images/Sowetan
Former president Jacob Zuma in court. Thulie Dlamini, Gallo Images/Sowetan
PHOTO: Thulie Dlamini, Gallo Images/Sowetan

Former president Jacob Zuma could again face a contempt of court charge if he refuses to be examined by National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) appointed doctors, say legal experts. 

"If Mr Zuma refuses to allow an NPA-appointed doctor to examine him - despite there being a court order that he do so, that his own lawyer agreed to - then he is again in contempt of a court order," criminal attorney Ulrich Roux told News24. 

"Now, the last time he acted in contempt of a court order [the Constitutional Court's ruling that he appear before the state capture inquiry], he was jailed for 15 months. So, he would be well-advised to stop the nonsense, stop the delaying tactics and just have an NPA-appointed doctor examine him.  

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