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Zondo commission to back off from opposing Zuma

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Durban – The Zondo Commission, chaired with the aid of deputy leader justice Raymond Zondo who approached the Constitutional Court to prison former president Jacob Zuma for contempt, says it's far compiling its final report, and could no longer mission his scientific parole.


The commission has been cited in courtroom papers filed inside the North Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) by the DA and Afriforum (the Helen Suzman Foundation has additionally filed papers), difficult the September 5 parole granted by means of Correctional Services commissioner, Arthur Fraser.


In essence, the 3 events are arguing the parole changed into irrational, and Fraser overstepped the mark and misinterpreted the act which offers him the powers to unilaterally parole inmates who're ill. This was after Fraser publicly admitted that the internal scientific parole board ruled that Zuma was in a stable condition, for that reason he couldn't qualify to be freed on clinical grounds.


At that point Zuma was serving a fifteen-month sentence for contempt of the Constitutional Court and he turned into jailed at Estcourt prison in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands earlier than being admitted to a military hospital in which he continues to be handled.


But the Zondo Commission on Wednesday said it changed into not interested in the matter.


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"The Commission has noted that the DA and AfriForum have every released separate packages in the Gauteng Division of the High Court to assignment the lawfulness of the selection of the Commissioner of Correctional Services to supply Mr Jacob Zuma scientific parole. In every of those packages the Commission has been referred to as one of the respondents.


"The Commission desires to announce that it'll now not be taking component in any of the complaints. It has instructed the State Attorney to supply a be aware to the Registrar of the Court and different parties that the Commission will abide the decision of the Court. At this degree the Commission is focussing on wrapping up its work and finishing its file," the Zondo commission stated in a assertion on Wednesday.


The excessive court is but to set a date for the case which all of the three applicants advised changed into pressing as any delays should see Zuma benefiting from what they termed an illegal and irrational decision via Fraser.


Zondo commission backs off from challenging Jacob Zuma's medical parole (iol.co.za)

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