No delegation visited Jacob Zuma in prison, says his foundation. Zuma Foundation dismisses reports of a delegation as fake news.
The Jacob Zuma foundation has dismissed claims that former president Jacob Zuma was visited by a delegation in prison.
This is after reports suggested that the delegation went to the Estcourt Correctional Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, where Zuma is currently serving his prison sentence in an effort to discuss the former president’s release.
However, the foundation has since rejected the reports.
“The foundation has received spurious reports about some supposed delegation that claims to have visited [former] president Zuma at the prison in Estcourt today. All such reports must be dismissed as fake. [Former] president Zuma is committed to the rescission application at the ConCourt,” the foundation said in a tweet.
The Foundation has received spurious reports about some supposed delegation that claims to have visited President Zuma at the Prison in Escourt today.
All such reports must be dismissed as fake.
President Zuma is committed to the Rescission application at the ConCourt.
— JGZuma Foundation (Official) (@JGZ_Foundation) July 13, 2021
Zuma was slapped with a 15-month jail sentence when he was found guilty of contempt of court by the Constitutional Court on 29 June for failing to comply with the court’s ruling for him to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture.
After a week of a will-he-or-won’t-he, Zuma eventually capitulated and decided to hand himself over to the authorities having initially refused to do.