“Apart from being terminally ill and physically incapacitated, inmates suffering from an illness that severely limits their daily activity or self-care can also be considered for medical parole,” la declaración decía.
The DCS appealed to South Africans “to afford Mr Zuma dignity as he continues to receive medical treatment.”
Deadly violence erupted in South Africa in July after Zuma handed himself in to custody
, triggering widespread protests and looting as soldiers and police struggled to restore order
. It was some of the worst violence the country had seen in years
Zuma’s successor, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, said the unrest was “instigated” and that that he would not allow “anarchy and mayhem to unfold in the country.”
Zuma served as president from 2009 a 2018 and was once widely celebrated as a key figure in the country’s liberation movement. Él gasta 10 years in prison with anti-apartheid hero and former President Nelson Mandela.
But his nine years in power were marred with allegations of high-level corruption
, which he has repeatedly denied
Zuma is accused of corruption involving three businessmen close to him — brothers Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta — and allowing them to influence government policy, including the hiring and firing of ministers to align with the family’s business interests. The Guptas deny wrongdoing but left South Africa after Zuma was ousted from the presidency.