Court to hear Zuma appeal on Tuesday

Court to hear Zuma appeal on Tuesday

Former President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday appeal a court's decision to reverse his medical parole.

Jacob Zuma and daugher at court

The High Court in Pretoria ruled last week that the decision to release the former president from prison in September was unlawful and set it aside.

It also instructed Zuma to go back to jail to continue serving his 15-month term for contempt of court.

However, Zuma's lawyers filed a motion to appeal.

Ernst Roests, who's with lobby group AfriForum, says they will oppose the application. 

"We believe that the judgement in the matter was quite clear, that it is quite evident that former president Jacob Zuma should not have been granted medical parole and that this appeal is only a waste of the court's time.

Meanwhile, the African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has pledged its support for the former president.

Provincial chairperson Sihle Zikalala was speaking at the Moses Mabhida regional conference this past weekend.

"We have been taken a back by this recent judgment. We believe that his age and medical conditions speak on their own and therefore, it worries us whether this is not seeking to further polarise the community and divide."


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