“Medical parole placement for Mr Zuma means that he will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections, whereby he must comply with a specific set of conditions and will be subjected to supervision until his sentence expires,” South Africa’s Department of Correctional Services (DCS) mentioned in a press release on Sunday.
The DCS mentioned it was “impelled” to grant Zuma medical parole after receiving a medical report.
“Apart from being terminally ill and physically incapacitated, inmates suffering from an illness that severely limits their daily activity or self-care can also be considered for medical parole,” the assertion mentioned.
The DCS appealed to South Africans “to afford Mr Zuma dignity as he continues to receive medical treatment.”
Zuma’s successor, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, mentioned the unrest was “instigated” and that that he wouldn’t permit “anarchy and mayhem to unfold in the country.”
Zuma served as president from 2009 to 2018 and was as soon as broadly celebrated as a key determine within the nation’s liberation motion. He spent 10 years in jail with anti-apartheid hero and former President Nelson Mandela.
Zuma is accused of corruption involving three businessmen near him — brothers Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta — and permitting them to affect authorities coverage, together with the hiring and firing of ministers to align with the household’s enterprise pursuits. The Guptas deny wrongdoing however left South Africa after Zuma was ousted from the presidency.