Former South African President Jacob Zuma utilized for compassionate depart from jail to attend a household funeral.
Zuma submitted the applying on Tuesday and the Division of Correctional Providers is contemplating it, spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo mentioned by telephone Wednesday. He didn’t say when a call can be made.
Zuma, 79, was jailed for 15 months on July 7 after being convicted of contempt of courtroom. His imprisonment triggered protests that morphed into violent protests through which at the very least 215 folks died.
Zuma’s youthful brother Michael died just a few days after the previous president’s arrest, reportedly following a protracted sickness.
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