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Former president Jacob Zuma on medical parole

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The Department of Correctional Services has on Sunday declared that previous President Jacob Zuma has been put on clinical parole. 

Zuma was condemned to 15 months in jail by the Constitutional Court for hatred, for neglecting to show up before the state catch request and answer questions. 

In an articulation, the Correctional Services Department said Zuma's clinical parole's qualification is induced by a clinical report got by the division. "Aside from being critically ill and genuinely debilitated, detainees experiencing an ailment that seriously restricts their day by day action or self-care can likewise be considered for clinical parole. 

"Clinical parole situation for Mr Zuma implies that he will finish the rest of the sentence in the arrangement of local area remedies, whereby he should conform to explicit arrangement of conditions and will be exposed to oversight until his sentence lapses." 


The Congress of the People (Cope) has sentenced a choice to give Jacob Zuma clinical parole. The party's Denis Bloem portrayed the choice to allow Zuma clinical parole as unsatisfactory. 

"Putting previous President Jacob Zuma on parole makes a joke of the parole framework in this country. It is very certain that Jacob Zuma got particular treatment from the very first moment from the Department of Correctional Services." 

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