South African Court Hears Appeal from Jailed Ex-President Zuma Amid Violent Protests

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…