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First Jacob Zuma prison pictures emerge

Pictures of former South African President Jacob Zuma while in prison have surfaced online.

In the pictures, Zuma is seen talking to a correctional officer while he sits on the chair.

Former President Jacob Zuma has spent his first night at the Escourt Correctional Services facility in KwaZulu-Natal. Police had warned they were prepared to arrest the 79-year-old if he did not hand himself in by midnight on Wednesday.

The former President was given a 15-month jail term by the Constitutional Court last week for contempt of court, after failing to abide by the Constitutional Court’s order to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

Correctional Services’ spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo says Zuma will be taken through all admission processes. This was despite a last-ditch effort by Zuma’s lawyers to approach the Constitutional Court to stay his arrest until another judgment linked to this case is handed down by the Pietermaritzburg High Court tomorrow or until the Constitutional Court hears the rescission application next week.’