Zuma clinging to parole ruling

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Jacob Zuma has been successful in his application for leave to appeal a High Court ruling that ordered that he must serve out his contempt of court jail term.

Last week, the high court found that then Correctional Services National Commissioner Arthur Fraser had unlawfully granted Zuma’s medical parole.

This opposed the Independent Medical Parole Advisory Board’s decision.

Zuma had openly defied a Constitutional Court order that he appear before and answer questions at the State Capture Commission of Inquiry.

He was subsequently imprisoned in July.

He then claimed that he was too ill to remain in prison.

Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has applied for another extension for the State Capture Commission.

If successful, the extension will see the final report delivered in February.

Zondo was also granted an extension in the North Gauteng High Court in September, which allowed for the Commission to conclude its work this month.

But it appears that the delays to proceedings and the weight of the testimonies provided, have resulted in the Commission needing more time to complete its reports.

Zondo says that they will divide the report into three parts.

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