Jacob Zuma was sentenced to fifteen months in jail final 12 months after ignoring directions to take part in a corruption investigation.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma has been freed after his jail sentence for contempt of court docket expired, the federal government introduced on Friday.
Zuma was sentenced to fifteen months in jail final 12 months after ignoring directions to take part in a corruption investigation.
He surrendered on July 7 to start his sentence, triggering the worst violence South Africa had seen its indignant supporters take to the streets for years.
“It is official. HE President Zuma is now a FREE man,” the Jacob Zuma Basis stated in a tweet.
In September 2021, Zuma was launched on medical parole however in December the Excessive Court docket overturned the parole determination and ordered him again to jail. Zuma appealed the choice and remained on parole. ready for the results of the attraction.
His attraction had not been determined when his sentence expired.
“Mr. Zuma has complied together with his medical parole situations as set out at his placement,” the Division of Corrections stated in an announcement.
“All administrative processes are actually full and the sentence expiry date marks the top of his sentence in neighborhood corrections.”