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Could Zuma face another contempt charge if he does not allow NPA doctors to examine him ?

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The South African, former president Jacob Zuma could again face a contempt of court charge if he refuses to be examined by National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) appointed doctors, according to legal experts. 

“If Mr Zuma refuses to allow an NPA-appointed doctor to examine him – despite there being a court order that he do so, that his own lawyer agreed to – then he is again in contempt of a court order,” criminal attorney Ulrich Roux told News24.

“Now, the last time he acted in contempt of a court order [the Constitutional Court’s ruling that he appear before the state capture inquiry], he was jailed for 15 months. So, he would be well-advised to stop the nonsense, stop the delaying tactics and just have an NPA-appointed doctor examine him.

Whether this could indeed materialise is anyones guess. However, South Africans and the world shall continue to watch how this unfolds.

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