Tebogo Msimanga |
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) confirmed that Former President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to start serving a 15 months sentence at Estcourt Correctional Centre, KwaZulu-Natal. Last month, the Constitutional Court found Zuma guilty of contempt of court.
A Spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services Singabakho Nxumalo said Zuma will be taken through all the admission processes as per DCS regulations. “Other relevant prescripts pertaining to admitting and orientating newly incarcerated persons will also be followed and executed.”
Nxumalo added that details about the appropriate classification, prerogatives and incarceration conditions can only be determined at the completion of the assessment process to be undertaken by relevant authorities within the employ of DCS.
“Keeping inmates in a safe and secure custody remains cardinal to Correctional Services and we remain committed to this cause.”