On Wednesday, September 8th, the entire country of South Africa was taken by surprise when Arthur Fraser, who happens to be the commissioner of the South African correctional services, stated that he was the one who granted Jacob Zuma medical parole. This comes after he was interviewed by SABC news, during which he confessed that the medical parole board had genuinely determined that Jacob Zuma was not eligible for medical parole and that the board would not grant him the privilege of medical parole.
It is reported that immediately after Jacob Zuma's medical team approached the South African correctional services and requested that Zuma be granted medical parole, it was agreed that the medical parole board would dispatch a private doctor to examine the former president to determine whether or not he is eligible for such parole.
Former President Jacob Zuma was checked by a doctor, who determined that he was in a stable condition and that there was nothing about his health that indicated that he should be released on medical parole. This is why they refused to grant him medical parole and instead ordered him to remain in the hospital until he is able to return to his feet, after which he will serve the remainder of his 15-month sentence.
But his medical team was not pleased with any of this, and Arthur Fraser, who is a close friend of Jacob Zuma's and has worked with him for many years, determined in his personal position that Zuma should be granted this Parole as a result of this.
According to the circumstances, personal favors were used in the decision to grant medical parole to former President Bill Clinton in this case. Due to his close association with former President Jacob Zuma and his desire to see him removed from power, the commissioner went against all of the established procedures for dealing with medical parole.
Despite Jacob Zuma's insistence that his decision was lawful and sound, many South Africans are of the opinion that he is in fact on medical parole in violation of the law because he did not follow the traditional path. When he was caught, it was said that he would be treated in the same manner as any other prisoner; but, now that he is a free man, all of his secrets have come to light.
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