South Africa’s Constitutional Court gave the sentence after Zuma failed to appear at the inquiry led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in February.
The inquiry is examining allegations of high-level graft during Zuma’s period in power from 2009 to 2018.
Zuma denies wrongdoing and has so far not cooperated.
Zuma has to appear before police within five days, the judge added.
The allegations against Zuma include that he allowed businessmen close to him – brothers Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta – to plunder state resources and influence policy.
Ramaphosa has been trying to restore investor confidence in Africa’s most industrialised nation.
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