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S. Africa Ex-President Zuma Jailed After Contempt Conviction

  • Zuma will serve at least a quarter of his 15-month sentence
  • Case has been a key test for country’s democracy, rule of law
Jacob Zuma in his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, on July 4.
Jacob Zuma in his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, on July 4.Photographer: Emmanuel Croset/AFP/Getty Images
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Former South African President Jacob Zuma, who was convicted on contempt-of-court charges last week, spent the night in prison after he failed in a last-ditch bid to delay serving his 15-month sentence.