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Correctional providers applies for depart to enchantment SCA ruling on Zuma’s medical parole

The Division of Correctional Companies says it’ll enchantment the Supreme Courtroom of Attraction (SCA) ruling that former president Jacob Zuma’s launch on medical parole was illegal.

On Wednesday, the division stated it had studied the judgment and believed a distinct courtroom may come to a distinct conclusion. 

“DCS [Department of Correctional Services] is contemplating this course primarily based on the interpretation and software of the Correctional Companies Act and different related prescripts,” stated spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo.

On Monday, the SCA dominated that former correctional providers boss Arthur Fraser unlawfully authorised Zuma’s launch on medical parole in September final 12 months. 

The previous president had served lower than two months of his 15-month sentence on the Estcourt Correctional Companies facility in KwaZulu-Natal.

READ | Jacob Zuma must go back to jail and prison bosses must ‘lawfully’ decide on his release – appeal court

He was arrested in July for contempt of the Constitutional Courtroom.

The unanimous judgment, penned by Decide Tati Makgoka, stated Zuma should return to the power and full his sentence.

The SCA added it was not its mandate to think about whether or not the time he spent on medical parole ought to be taken under consideration in figuring out the remaining interval of his sentence. 

It stated Fraser’s successor, commissioner Makgothi Thobakgale, ought to look into this. 

“It’s a matter to be thought of by the commissioner. If he’s empowered by regulation to take action, the commissioner would possibly take that interval under consideration in figuring out any software or grounds for launch,” learn the judgment.

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