Former President Jacob Zuma. (Photo by Peter Foley – Pool/Getty Images)
The correctional department confirmed on Wednesday that former President Jacob Zuma has requested a temporary release from prison to attend his brother’s funeral.
Zuma’s younger brother, Michael, who died last week after a long illness, was due to be buried in Nkandla on Thursday.
Correctional Service spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said the department was considering Zuma’s application.
“It is dealt with in terms of Section 44(1)(a) of Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998,” he said.
Zuma, who was arrested two weeks ago, is serving his 15-month sentence at the Estcourt Correctional Services Center after being convicted by the Constitutional Court for defying his order to appear before the Zondo Commission investigating the crime. arrest and corruption by the state.
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