THE LAW EXPLAINED | Will Jacob Zuma report to police on Wednesday or be arrested?

All eyes will be on the police on Wednesday, with a Constitutional Court-imposed deadline to arrest former president Jacob Zuma by midnight still in place.

On Tuesday, the former president made an urgent application to the high court to “stay” the execution of his arrest, but judge Bhekisisa Mnguni said he would deliver judgment on Friday.

In the absence of a court order from the high court, the arrest order of the Constitutional Court stands. In law, Zuma should be arrested if he does not hand himself in.