Amanda Watson
News Editor
3 minute read
6 Sep 2021
5:30 am

A page from Schabir Shaik’s playbook? Zuma medical parole raises eyebrows

Amanda Watson

Granted by Zuma ally, his former spy boss, says DA.

Former president Jacob Zuma. Picture: Gallo Images/Volksblad/Mlungisi Louw

As many expected, contempt of court convict ex-president Jacob Zuma has been placed on medical parole and will be returning to Nkandla when released from hospital – hardly 60 days since the high drama of his arrest and much to the chagrin of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA). DA leader John Steenhuisen said a report on the health of any prisoner must be subject to recommendation by an independent board to confirm a prisoner is indeed deserving of medical parole. “This medical parole was granted to Zuma by his former spy boss, Arthur Fraser – a man deeply implicated in...