South Africa's high court will hear Zuma's challenge to jail term
Driving the news: Zuma asked the court to reverse his sentence on grounds that it is excessive and could expose him to COVID-19, per Reuters.
- Zuma also said the sentence was a "political statement of exemplary punishment."
- Zuma's application will be heard on July 12, Bloomberg reports.
Catch up quick: South Africa's highest court sentenced Zuma to 15-months in prison earlier this week for failing to appear before a judicial panel that is investigating allegations of corruption during his presidency.
- The court ordered Zuma to turn himself into police on Sunday, but with the decision to hear his application, that order is now suspended.