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Incarcerated former South African President Jacob Zuma

Former South African President Jacob Zuma released on parole

Incarcerated former South African President Jacob Zuma has been released from prison on medical parole, the department  of correctional services confirmed on Sunday.

In a statement the department said: “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.”

Zuma was found guilty of contempt of court after refusing to comply with an order of the Constitutional Court to appear before the state capture commission and was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

He has spent weeks of incarceration in the medical wing of the Estcourt Correctional Services before he was moved to an external hospital for further treatment.

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