Helen Suzman Foundation wants review of Zuma medical parole

Helen Suzman Foundation wants review of Zuma medical parole

The Helen Suzman Foundation has joined the Democratic Alliance (DA) in asking the High Court in Pretoria to set aside former president Jacob Zuma's medical parole. 

Former South African president Jacob Zuma addresses the media in his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal on July 4, 2021. South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma, ordered to surrender himself to start a 15-month jail term for contempt, said on July 4, 2021,

The foundation’s Anton van Dalsen confirmed the urgent application was filed on Tuesday. 

The DA filed similar papers on Friday.

Van Dalsen says their application seeks to obtain the documentation that reflects how the decision by Correctional Services Commissioner, Arthur Fraser, based his decision to grant Zuma parole. 

"It is very important with medical parole that the relevant legislation and rules are complied with.

"The problem here is that from the department of correctional services own press statement and from the comments to the press by the national commissioner it appears the correct process was not followed.”

He says they asked Fraser's office for the information but have not received it.


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