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South Africa’s Zuma tries to block arrest as police hold back

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By Alexander Winning and Wendell Roelf JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma tried to block his arrest in court on Tuesday as top police officials said they would hold back while Zuma’s two-pronged legal challenge unfolds. The constitutional court sentenced Zuma a week ago to a 15-month jail term for contempt of court after he defied an order to give evidence at an inquiry into corruption during his nine years in power. The court gave Zuma five days to hand himself in, failing which police were instructed to arrest him by the end of Wednesday. But Zuma did not hand…

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