The DA is heading to the High Court in Pretoria on Friday to file an application to review Jacob Zuma’s medical parole. Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison which he began serving in June but he was recently granted medical parole.
Almost two months into his sentence, he was admitted to hospital with an undisclosed medical condition which led to him being granted medical parole.
John Steenhuisen (DA) said that the party wants the court to declare Zuma’s medical parole decision “unfair and unlawful”.
“Fraser’s relationship over many years with Mr Zuma, serving as his former spy boss, and the revelations that came out in a number of publications including the Mohammadi report, it was not possible for Fraser to give an impassioned and unbiased review of this particular process.”
Other opposition parties are also questioning the role of politics in the decision and are demanding answers.
“Political motives are playing a huge role in these type of roles, and that should come to an end,” said the Freedom Front Plus’ Pieter Groenewald.
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said: “This is nothing else but a political directive. What we see is that these director generals are being used as fall guys or sacrificed for political expediency.”
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