Zuma granted compassionate leave to attend brother’s funeral

Zuma granted compassionate leave to attend brother’s funeral

Former president Jacob Zuma has been granted compassionate leave to attend the funeral of his late younger brother Michael Zuma.

Jacob Zuma
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Michael Zuma is to be buried  in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday afternoon.

The former president is currently serving a 15-months sentence for being in contempt of a Constitutional Court order after he had refused to cooperate with the State Capture Inquiry.

Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo says the permission is for one day only.

“A sentenced offender who is granted permission to leave a correctional centre remains a sentenced offender even while temporarily outside. The permission granted to Mr Zuma is for 22 July 2021.

When outside a correctional facility, inmates need not to wear offender uniform. As a short-term, low risk classified inmate, Mr Zuma’s application for compassionate leave was processed and approved following the Correctional Services prescripts,” says Nxumalo.



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