DA wants Former president Zuma back in jail by Friday

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it sent a lawyer’s letter to the acting national Commissioner of Correctional Services Makgothi Thobakgale demanding that he confirms within 48 hours that he will ensure that former president Jacob Zuma is returned by 17h00 on Friday 25 November 2022 to the Estcourt Correctional Centre to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

DA Leader John Steenhuisen said this follows Monday’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal that Zuma’s medical parole was illegal, and that Zuma must therefore return to the Estcourt Correctional Centre to finish serving his 15-month prison sentence for failing to appear before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture when called to do so.

“The DA’s legal letter points out that Mr Zuma is obliged by order to immediately return to the Estcourt Correctional Centre and if he fails to do so within a reasonable time, the Commissioner of Correctional Services is obliged to ensure that he is returned – by arrest if necessary”, stressed Steenhuisen.

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