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Suzman Foundation tells court decision to grant Jacob Zuma parole must be set aside

The Helen Suzman Foundation has told the High Court in Pretoria that the decision to grant former President Jacob Zuma parole must be set aside and he should return to prison.

The foundation together with AfriForum and the Democratic Alliance are challenging former correctional services boss Arthur Fraser’s decision to release Zuma on medical parole in September.

Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison in July after being found guilty of contempt of court.

The Helen Suzman Foundation, the DA, and AfriForum have presented similar arguments in the High Court in Pretoria on why the decision to grant Zuma parole was unconstitutional and should be dismissed.

The groups say according to the law, medical parole could only be granted to applicants who suffered from a terminal disease or were physically incapacitated.

The foundation’s advocate Max du Plessis said Fraser erred in law when he made the decision to release Zuma.

The applicants have argued that Arthur Fraser did not have the right to override the medical parole board’s decision and if he did, his reasoning was irrational.


In other news – The real reason why Kaya FM fired Unathi Nkayi; Sizwe Dhlomo involved

Seasoned radio host and Idols SA judge Unathi Nkayi was fired from her job at Kaya FM on Wednesday, allegedly following a heated argument with fellow host Sizwe Dhlomo a few weeks ago.

Unathi Nkayi and Sizwe Dhlomo

The Gauteng-based radio station announced that it had terminated the Midday Joy host’s contract with immediate effect because “certain incidents had occurred, which resulted in the breakdown of the trust relationship between the two parties”. Learn More

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