Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
2 minute read
22 Dec 2021
5:30 am

Zuma wins battle but the war is still not over

Bernadette Wicks

Dali Mpofu argued that sending Zuma back to jail was 'completely out of kilter with 'the law on parole or the meaning of parole..."

Former president Jacob Zuma. Picture: Gallo Images

Former president Jacob Zuma may have won the latest battle, but the war is not over yet. Zuma and the national commissioner of correctional services were yesterday granted leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) against the ruling handed down by the High Court in Pretoria last week ordering him back to prison. But as legal expert Dr Llewelyn Curlewis pointed out afterwards, they still have a long way to go to overturn last week’s order. “The test for leave to appeal is whether another court could possibly reach another conclusion,” Curlewis said, “But when you get...