MR ZUMA GRANTED COMPASSIONATE LEAVE
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.