The South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) today rejected an appeal by former President Jacob Zuma reiterating the “illegality” of medical probation, and ordering that has just finished serving his sentence in prison, the press reported. In her decision, Judge Tati Makgoka, quoted by the local press, stressed that “Mr. Zuma, by law, has not finished serving his sentence”. Correctional Center [Estcourt] to do so. Whether the time spent by Zuma on illegally granted parole should be taken into account to determine the remaining period of his imprisonment, it is not a matter for this court to decide”, he stressed, according to Lusa. Medical parole was granted to the former South African Head of State by the then head of prison services Arthur Fraser, who overturned a recommendation from a correctional services advisory panel, allowing Jacob Z one is serving his prison sentence at his residence near the prison in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, south-east of the country. -The South African president has served less than two months of a 15-month prison sentence he was sentenced to last year for disrespect for justice. Jacob Zuma to 15 months in prison for contempt of court for repeatedly refusing to serve a subpoena requiring him to testify in corruption investigations. Zuma was found guilty of failing to obey a court order to appear before the commission investigating allegations of grand corruption in the South African state during his presidential term from 2009 to 2018. This is the first time in South African history that a former President has been sentenced to a ma prison sentence.Read more…Source: Jornal Notícias

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