Jacob Zuma Granted Compassionate Leave To Attend His Brother’s Funeral


In line with Section 44 (1)(a) of the Correctional Services Act, Former President Jacob Zuma, has been granted compassionate leave in order to attend to a family bereavement.

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.

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