Zuma ConCourt ruling will end abuse of medical parole - DA

Zuma ConCourt ruling will end abuse of medical parole - DA

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the Constitutional Court's ruling which could see former president Jacob Zuma return to prison. 

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Former president Jacob Zuma speaks during his birthday celebrations at Durban Music House. Image: SANDILE NDLOVU

The highest court in the land dismissed the Department of Correctional Services' bid to appeal a Supreme Court of Appeal decision on Thursday. 


The Bloemfontein Court found that the decision by former prisons boss Arthur Fraser to grant Zuma medical parole was unlawful.


Zuma was jailed in 2021 for defying a Constitutional Court order forcing him to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into state capture. 

 READ: ConCourt denies Zuma leave to appeal medical parole

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


"We hope it's going to shut off the avenue of the abuse of medical parole by well-connected ANC individuals to avoid the outcomes of their criminal misdeeds as well as any corruption that may be found," said DA leader John Steenhuisen. 


"This is going to be very important particularly as the Zondo Commission finding start to gain traction and we start to see high-profile prosecutions
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