DA welcomes SCA ruling on Zuma medical parole

DA welcomes SCA ruling on Zuma medical parole

The DA says it's pleased with the Supreme Court of Appeal's decision to uphold a High Court ruling that the move to grant former president Jacob Zuma medical parole was unlawful.

Jacob Zuma

Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison last year for contempt of court after he ignored a Constitutional Court order to appear before the commission of inquiry into state capture.


The SCA says the Correctional Services Commissioner will need to decide if the time spent by Zuma on parole should be counted as part of his remaining prison time. 


The DAs' John Steenhuisen says this judgment is a victory for the DA and the rule of law.  

READ: Zuma medical parole unlawful – SCA


"It is crucial now that the Commissioner of Correctional Services does the right thing. Zuma must be made to serve his sentence like any ordinary South African would be made to do. 

"The commissioner should not be swayed by threats of a repeat of the July unrest in KZN last year, which were sparked by Zuma supporters protesting his arrest."


The KZN ANC however says, they are comforted to hear that Zuma remains free as the law does not require him to return to jail.

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