Former South African President Jacob Zuma was taken into custody on Wednesday night after handing himself in to serve 15 months in jail for contempt of court. Police ministry spokesperson Lirandzu Themba confirmed Zuma was in the care of the police service in compliance with a constitutional court judgment. #President #SouthAfrica
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The police are a constituted body of persons empowered by a state, with the aim to enforce the law, to ensure the safety, health and possessions of citizens, and to prevent crime and civil disorder. Their lawful powers include arrest and the use of force legitimized by the state via the monopoly on violence.