The ANC has welcomed the decision to grant former president Jacob Zuma medical parole. Zuma is serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court.
That’s after he refused a Constitutional Court order to appear before the State Capture Inquiry.
Approximately a month after his sentence began, Zuma was admitted to the hospital where he underwent surgery.
Now, the Correctional Services Department says, based on a medical report, the former president qualifies for medical parole.
Zuma will complete the rest of his sentence under community correction.
This means he must comply with a specific set of conditions and will be subject to supervision until his sentence expires.
In other news – I never avoided going to Marikana, says Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday said consultations with various interest groups had delayed his visit to Marikana where 34 miners were killed by police in 2012.
He told the National Assembly that he had never avoided going to the Lonmin-owned mine following the massacre. Learn more