Former South African President Jacob Zuma has been placed on medical parole due to ill health, the government’s Correctional Services Department said on Sunday.
Last month, prison officials said. زوماEscort was sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court and underwent non-surgery at an outpatient hospital where he was sent for observation. He remained in the hospital with further operations.
The 79-year-old’s eligibility for parole follows a medical report received from the Correctional Services Department, a statement said.
The department added, “Determining Mr Zuma’s medical parole means he will complete the rest of his sentence in the community reform system, under which he will have to comply with certain conditions and as long as his The sentence does not end, it will be monitored. “
Zuma, who was detained in early July, was still in hospital but could go home to continue medical treatment, his spokesman Sangabakho Nixumalu said. He did not elaborate on Zuma’s condition, his parole or his condition, and said his health had deteriorated since the surgery.
A spokesman for the Jacob Zuma Foundation, Mazunile Mani, said he welcomed the parole board’s decision and that a more detailed statement would be issued in consultation with Zuma’s legal team.
Zuma was jailed for violating a constitutional court order to testify in a high-level corruption inquiry into his nine-year term by 2018.