South Africa Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Looters

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South African police fired rubber bullets at looters, Monday, July 12, after rioting broke out across the country following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. ————————— READ MORE: A South African court Monday began hearing an appeal launched by former President Jacob Zuma on his lengthy prison sentence in the wake of violent protests against his imprisonment. According to Reuters, Zuma’s lawyers asked the court to release the 79-year-old Zuma partly on the grounds that the Constitutional Court improperly imposed the sentence in his absence. Zuma reported to a prison facility in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal last week to begin serving a 15-month sentence on contempt of court charges after he failed to testify before a special inquiry looking into wide-ranging allegations of official corruption during his nine years in office, which ended in 2018. His lawyers are also arguing that he will be at risk of catching COVID-19 while imprisoned. ————————— LINK: https://www.voanews.com/africa/south-african-court-hears-appeal-jailed-ex-president-zuma-amid-violent-protests
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