Correctional Services to appeal High Court judgment on Zuma’s parole

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The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) on Wednesday said it will be appealing the judgment handed down by the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria, on the medical parole placement of Former President Jacob Zuma.

Department of Correctional Services Spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said having carefully studied the judgement, the department is convinced that another court may arrive at a different conclusion.

“DCS is of the view that the court sadly misinterpreted the Correctional Services Act and erred in declaring the decision of the National Commissioner to place Zuma on Medical Parole to be unlawful and setting it aside.”

Nxumalo added that the department will outline the grounds of appeal in the papers that we will be filing in court in due course.

Former President Zuma was sentenced to fifteen months in prison for contempt of court after he refused to appear before the Zondo Commission.

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