Jacob Zuma is a very ill man and his illness is from the 2014 poison he ingested from his ex-wife. This is the reason he was granted parole for his 15 month jail sentence.
This was revealed by Zuma's brother, Khanya, who said Zuma has been unwell since he was “poisoned” in 2014 and that was the case even before he was admitted to hospital. The Sunday Times reported previously that Zuma travelled to Russia to confirm the diagnosis and undergo treatment.
The 79-year-old former head of state was admitted to a hospital for medical observation on September 6. The department of correctional services announced earlier this month that he was being placed on medical parole because of ill health.
The announcement came 58 days after he was admitted as an inmate at the Estcourt Correctional Services facility. Zuma started serving his sentence in July after being found guilty of contempt of court for failure to comply with an order of the Constitutional Court to honour a summons to appear before the state capture inquiry.
He was sentenced to 15 months behind bars and spent several weeks of his incarceration in the medical wing of the prison before he was moved to an outside hospital for further treatment.
Zuma’s return has been kept low-key to avoid any fanfare around his return. However Khanya said Zuma “was not 100% even before he was taken away”.
He said the family was happy to have Zuma back.
The former president is however yet to make a public appearance and his family, through his foundation announced that they would like to keep his release and arrival at his Nkandla homestead under wraps as they were avoiding scores of people converging to his gates like they did when it was announced that he would be arrested.
Zuma served just 52 days in prison
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