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 stories.
“The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is able to confirm that Mr Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma has been placed on medical parole,” it stated 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 means that he will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections, whereby he must comply with specific set of conditions and will be subjected to supervision until his sentence expires,” it stated.
The determination to accord him parole was compelled “by a medical report” the division acquired, it stated.
The 79-year-old was admitted to hospital for remark 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.