South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, jailed in July for contempt of court docket after snubbing graft investigators, was on Sunday granted medical parole, jail authorities introduced.
Zuma has been hospitalised since August 6, at a well being facility outdoors the jail the place he was incarcerated for ignoring a court docket order to testify earlier than a judicial panel probing corruption throughout his nine-year tenure which lasted till 2018, NDTV experiences.
“The Division of Correctional Providers (DCS) is ready to affirm that Mr Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma has been positioned on medical parole,” it mentioned in a press release.
The parole is efficient Sunday and he’ll serve out the remainder of the 15-month jail sentence outdoors jail.
“Medical parole placement for Mr Zuma implies that he’ll full the rest of the sentence within the system of neighborhood corrections, whereby he should adjust to particular set of circumstances and will probably be subjected to supervision till his sentence expires,” it mentioned.
The choice to accord him parole was compelled “by a medical report” the division acquired, it mentioned.
The 79-year-old was admitted to hospital for commentary on August 6 for an undisclosed situation, and underwent a surgical process on August 14.
He stays hospitalised.
His long-running corruption trial over an arms deal courting again greater than twenty years was final month postponed to September 9, pending a medical report on his health to face trial.
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