ConCourt denies Zuma leave to appeal medical parole

ConCourt denies Zuma leave to appeal medical parole

The Constitutional Court has confirmed a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that Jacob Zuma must go back to prison.

Jacob Zuma in Court for Duduzane

The former president was jailed for 15 months in 2021 for defying a Constitutional Court order that he give evidence at the state capture inquiry.

He was released from the Estcourt Correctional Centre on medical parole around three months into his sentence.

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In December that year, the North Gauteng High Court found that former prisons boss Arthur Fraser's decision to grant the former president medical parole was unlawful.

Several organisations, including AfriForum, had gone to court to challenge the decision. 

The Supreme Court of Appeal upheld it, saying Zuma needed to serve the remainder of his term. 

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AfriForum's Ernst van Zyl says they also believe his sentence is incomplete.

“No politician may be considered above the law. The illegal way in which Zuma escaped his prison sentence means he still has another sentence to serve behind bars.”

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