Zuma applies for compassionate leave to attend brother’s funeral

Zuma applies for compassionate leave to attend brother's funeral

Former president Jacob Zuma has applied for compassionate leave to attend his late brother’s funeral.

Jacob Zuma Court - AFP

The younger sibling, Michael Zuma, died last week after a long illness.


He was 77.


It’s understood he will be buried at his Nkandla home on Thursday.

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Spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services Singabakho Nxumalo confirmed on Wednesday that Zuma has put in an application to attend his brother’s send-off.


“It is being dealt with in terms of Section 44(1)(a) of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998.


“Once the outcome is out we will then inform the public of the decision taken in that regard,” Nxumalo added.


The former head of state is serving a 15-month jail term for contempt of court at the Estcourt prison in KwaZulu-Natal.

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