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AfriForum questions absent medical report recommending Zuma’s medical parole

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AfriForum has approached its legal representatives, Hurter Spies Attorneys, in pursuit of answers on the absence of a medical report recommending that Zuma be released on medical parole.

AfriForum has taken the legal route in urgently seeking answers on the release of former president, Jacob Zuma on medical parole. AfriForum published an attorney’s letter addressed to Arthur Fraser, the National Commissioner of Correctional Services.

AfriForum’s legal representatives, Hurter Spies Attorneys noted that on Sunday, 5 September 2021, the Department of Correctional Services issued a statement announcing the release of Zuma on medical parole. The parole was approved by Fraser himself, according to the powers conferred to him by Section 75(7)(a) of the Correctional Services Act.

The attorneys have, however, indicated to Fraser that Section 79(2)(b) of the Act emphasised that an application for medical parole lodged shall not be considered if the application was not supported by a written medical report recommending placement on medical parole, which AfriForum is seeking as it has reportedly not been disclosed. Hurter Spies emphasised the need for transparency by public administrators.

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