Jacob Zuma

Zuma corruption trial to resume

Written by on 17 May 2022

Former President Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial returns to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday. Last month Judge Piet Koen granted a postponement pending the outcome of Zuma’s reconsideration application to Supreme Court Judge President Mandisa Maya. Zuma wants Maya to reconsider his application to have lead prosecutor Billy Downer dismissed after the Supreme Court […]

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Zuma Parole: Next stop Supreme Court of Appeal

Written by on 22 December 2021

Former president Jacob Zuma will spend Christmas with his family. This was after the High Court granted him leave to appeal a judgment on his parole on Tuesday. Last week, the North Gauteng High Court set aside the decision to grant Zuma medical parole saying it was unlawful. The court ordered that he be taken back […]

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Written by on 9 September 2021

Correctional Services Commissioner Arthur Fraser admitted that he approved Zuma’s medical parole, while the medical parole advisory board advised against it. Calls are mounting for Correctional Services Commissioner Arthur Fraser to release his reasons for overturning the medical parole board’s recommendation not to release Jacob Zuma on medical parole. Zuma was sentenced to 15 months […]

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Opposition parties slam Zuma parole decision

Written by on 6 September 2021

Officials enter the Estcourt Correctional Centre, where former South African president Jacob Zuma began serving his 15-month sentence for contempt of the Constitutional Court, in Estcourt, on July 8, 2021. Disgusting, and a mockery of South African law, is how some of the country’s opposition parties, are reacting to the news, that Jacob Zuma’s being released on […]

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Zuma’s corruption trial postponed to 9 September

Written by on 10 August 2021

Former President Jacob Zuma’s fraud and corruption trial has been postponed to the 9th and 10th of September by the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Judge Piet Koen heard the application for the postponement virtually after the former President was hospitalised last week. Zuma is currently serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court. French Arms company […]

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Former President Jacob Zuma admitted to an offsite hospital

Written by on 6 August 2021

The Correctional Services Department says former President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to an offsite hospital for medical observation. The department says 79-year-old Zuma is there for a routine observation by the Military Health Services. Zuma was admitted to a correctional facility in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, almost a month ago to start serving a 15-month jail sentence handed […]

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The Information Regulator awaits response on distribution of Zuma photographs

Written by on 19 July 2021

Former president Jacob Zuma, who is facing fraud and corruption charges, sings after his appearance in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on May 26, 2021. The Information Regulator of South African says it is still awaiting the Correctional Services Department’s response to the distribution of photographs of former president Jacob Zuma through social […]

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