Commission opts out of Zuma parole matter
The State Capture Inquiry will not participate in the DA and AfriForum court bids to have medical parole granted to former President Jacob Zuma reviewed, says a TimesLIVE report.
Zuma was released on medical role this month after being jailed in July for contempt of court following a ruling by SA's apex court.
After controversy over the granting of medical parole, specifically the decision of outgoing prisons National Commissioner Arthur Fraser's decision to overrule the Medical Parole Advisory Board, the DA and the civil society pressure group each approached the Gauteng High Court, citing the Zondo Commission among the respondents.
Commission secretary Professor Itumeleng Mosala, in a statement, announced that the inquiry is not engaged with the matter of Zuma's medical parole.
‘The commission wishes to announce that it will not be taking part in any of the proceedings,’ said Mosala, adding that he was acting on instructions from commission chairperson, Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
‘At this stage the commission is focusing on wrapping up its work and completing its report,’ he added.
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