South Africa’s Jacob Zuma eligible for parole under four months

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Former South African leader, Jacob Zuma, who began his 15-month jail term for contempt on Thursday, will be eligible to be released on parole in just less than four months.

According to the country’s Justice Minister, Ronald Ramola, under the country’s correctional regulations, the former president will be eligible for parole once a quarter of his sentence has been served.

While speaking to journalists in front of Estcourt prison in KwaZulu-Natal province, Ramola explained that the former president will be afforded dignity throughout his term of incarceration.

The minister added that Zuma will be placed in isolation for the first 14 days in jail in line with Covid-19 protocols explaining that he would not receive “any special treatment.”

Zuma handed himself to the police on Wednesday evening to begin serving the sentence at the Estcourt Correctional Centre in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal.

The sentence was handed down by the Constitutional Court on June 29 after Zuma refused an order to appear before anti-graft investigators.

 



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