South Africa’s jailed ex-leader Zuma loses bid to overturn arrest

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By Alexander Winning and Wendell Roelf JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -Former South African President Jacob Zuma lost a court bid on Friday to overturn his arrest for contempt of court, days after turning himself in for a 15-month jail term in a case that has tested the post-Apartheid nation’s rule of law. “Mr Zuma’s concerns about his health are not supported by any evidence,” the presiding judge in the Pietermaritzburg High Court said. “The application is dismissed.” The Constitutional Court last week ordered Zuma jailed for refusing to give evidence at an inquiry into corruption during his nine yea…

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