Jacob Zuma Released On Medical Parole, After Two Months In Jail

Jacob Zuma, a former president of South Africa, has been granted medical parole.

Parole is the release of a prisoner to supervision in the community after he/she has completed a part of his/her sentence. 

The former president was sentenced to 15 months a jail term in June after he was found guilty of contempt of court, following his refusal to appear before a graft panel.

The National Department of Correctional Services (DCS) on Sunday said Zuma’s eligibility for parole was compelled by a medical report it received. 

“Section 75(7)(a) of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998, affords the National Commissioner a responsibility to place under correctional supervision or day parole, or grant parole or medical parole to a sentenced offender serving a sentence of incarceration for 24 months or less,” the statement reads.  

“Medical parole placement for Mr Zuma means that he will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections, whereby he must comply with specific set of conditions and will be subjected to supervision until his sentence expires. 

“Medical Parole can only be revoked if an offender does not comply with the placement conditions.”

The DCS said the placement on medical parole is an option available to all sentenced offenders provided they meet all the requirements. 

Zuma was South African president from 2009 to 2018.

-The Cable

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