Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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7 Sep 2021
1:47 pm

Fraser ‘must answer’ Zuma parole questions

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

Fraser may place Zuma under medical parole in terms of section 75(7) of the Correctional Services Act (CSA), but this is still subject to another part of the act, Section 79.

Arthur Fraser, former director general of the State Security Agency. Picture: Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Jaco Marais

If National Commissioner of Correctional Services, Arthur Fraser did not solicit an independent medical report on former President Zuma, his medical parole decision is illegal. So says the Democratic Alliance (DA) as well as legal experts who have raised red flags in the former statesman's successful bid to be granted medical parole, following his historic 15-month contempt of court sentence. The DA will be taking legal steps to have the decision to grant medical parole to Jacob Zuma reviewed, the party announced on Tuesday. Fraser to justify decision DA leader John Steenhuisen says if it turns out Fraser used his...