Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
Premium Journalist
5 minute read
6 Sep 2021
3:57 pm

Zuma’s parole on very Shaiky ground, but likely to go unchallenged

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

Though experts suggest Zuma's medical parole falls foul of the Correctional Services Act, it looks like only the DA and Afriforum plan to challenge it.

The decision to grant former president Jacob Zuma medical parole is set to be challenged. Picture: Gallo Images

There is ample ammunition to challenge the decision to grant former President Jacob Zuma medical parole, but the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) may have no interest in doing so, according to experts. After weeks of the NPA's fight to get Zuma to provide a medical report proving that he isn't fit to stand trial, the former president has successfully convinced a Parole Board to grant him parole, after serving just a fraction of his sentence for contempt of court. The decision apparently based on a medical report which deemed him too sick to serve the 15-month prison sentence handed down...