South Africa’s previous President Jacob Zuma has given himself in to police to start carrying out a 15-month prison punishment for hatred of court.
He was conceded to Estcourt Correctional Center in his home area of KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday.
Police had cautioned that they were ready to capture him in the event that he didn’t hand himself in by 12 PM.
Zuma, 79, was given the prison term last week after he neglected to go to a debasement request.
The condemning started an exceptional lawful show in South Africa.
Zuma wouldn’t hand himself in on Sunday and a cutoff time was forced of 12 PM on Wednesday (22:00 GMT) for his capture.
In a short explanation, the Jacob Zuma Foundation said the previous president had “chose to agree with the detainment request” and hand himself in to jail specialists.
His little girl, Dudu Zuma-Sambudla, later composed on Twitter that her dad was “on the way [to the jail] and he is as yet cheerful”.
South Africa has never seen a previous president imprisoned.
Zuma was condemned on 29 June for resisting a guidance to give proof at an investigation into defilement during his nine years in power.
Money managers have been blamed for planning with lawmakers to impact the dynamic interaction while he was in office. However, Zuma has over and over said that he is the casualty of a political connivance.
However he was constrained out of office by his own gathering in 2018, the African National Congress (ANC), he holds a steadfast assortment of allies, particularly in his home area of KwaZulu-Natal.
On Sunday, swarms shaped what they called a human safeguard outside Zuma’s palatial home with an end goal to forestall his capture. Comparable groups assembled before he gave himself in on Wednesday.
A shameful end
Investigation by Farouk Chothia, BBC News
Zuma was previously a celebrated political figure, who was imprisoned for battling the bigoted arrangement of politically-sanctioned racial segregation in South Africa.
Presently, he has been captured for being derisive of South Africa’s most senior adjudicators – the watchmen of the majority rule government he battled for – as he attempted to dodge responsibility over the storm of defilement claims he looked during his administration.
It is a dishonorable finish to Zuma’s political profession, yet a glad second for South Africa’s majority rules system. It shows that nobody is exempt from the laws that apply to everyone else – not so much as a previous president.
His allies took steps to obstruct any endeavor by police to capture him, however in the end they didn’t need to. The 79-year-old gave up, realizing he was unable to overcome the might of the state.
The BBC’s Nomsa Maseko, who was outside Zuma’s home on Wednesday, noticed that there was a huge police presence outside the property that included equipped officials and a paramilitary unit.
An appointment of senior officials are accepted to have gone through a few hours inside the home haggling with the previous president over his capture.
A caravan of vehicles, one of which was conveying Zuma, was then seen going out at high velocity in the blink of an eye before the 12 PM cutoff time for his detainment.
Zuma recently pronounced that he was ready to go to jail.
In any case, he said that “sending me to imprison during the tallness of a pandemic, at my age, is equivalent to condemning me to death”.
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He has additionally more than once said that he is the casualty of a political scheme. He has affirmed just a single time at the debasement investigation into what has gotten known as “state catch” – which means the redirecting of state resources.
In a different legitimate matter, Zuma argued not liable last month in a defilement preliminary including a $5bn (£3bn) arms bargain from the 1990s.