Zuma and the SCA: The first dance in the new year

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Former president Jacob Zuma
Former president Jacob Zuma


The Pretoria High Court granted Zuma leave to appeal on December 21, throwing smack in the middle of the SCA hearing the Du Plooy judgment of 2004, which saw the court lean towards ubuntu in granting medical parole – citing that the offender needed humanness, empathy and compassion.

Zuma’s application also raises questions of public law on the interpretation and application of sections of the Correctional Services Act dealing with parole, according to Judge Elias Matojane.

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