Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has asked former president Jacob Zuma to provide evidence to the Constitutional Court about what sanction he should face if he is found guilty of contempt.
He directed Zuma to file an affidavit of not more than 15 pages by Wednesday next week in which he must detail what constitutes the appropriate sanction if he is found guilty of the alleged contempt of court.
The former head of state is also being directed to provide his input on the nature and magnitude of the prison sentence he should face.
This because he defied the Constitutional Court ruling compelling him to appear before the State Capture Inquiry and answer its non-incriminating questions.
Zuma has said in the past that he is ready to be jailed saying the court was biased towards him. He said the court was unjust just like in the apartheid era.