By Ebi Kesiena
The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) and DA have filed urgent court applications to have former President, Jacob Zuma’s medical parole reviewed and set aside.
Also, lobby group AfriForum, is not far behind with its application to have the decision set aside, and it is expected to file court papers soon.
Earlier this month, the Department of Correctional Services had announced that Zuma has secured medical parole, after serving a fraction of his 15-month sentence at the Estcourt Correctional Centre in KwaZulu-Natal. He was jailed for contempt of court after he refused to appear before the state capture commission.
Last week, during an interview with SABC, National Commissioner of Correctional Services, Arthur Fraser, revealed that he decided to release Zuma even though the Medical Parole Advisory Board had not approved his release on medical parole.