Former president Jacob Zuma on Wednesday missed the Constitutional Court’s deadline to argue in mitigation of sentence, a move that could see him being sent to jail for contempt of court.

Chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng last week directed Zuma to file papers on what his sentence should be if he is found guilty of contempt of court. This is after he failed to comply with the top court’s order that he appear before the state capture commission of inquiry...

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