Karyn Maughan | Fraser stands by decision to give Zuma medical parole, two legal challenges disagree

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Former president Jacob Zuma.
Former president Jacob Zuma.

National Commissioner of Correctional Services Arthur Fraser insists his decision to override medical parole authorities and release Jacob Zuma was "lawful and procedural" – but, Karyn Maughan writes, two separate court challenges contend exactly the opposite. 

The Department of Correctional Services has until Friday to hand over the full record of National Commissioner Arthur Fraser's decision to release Jacob Zuma on medical parole - against the explicit recommendation of the medical parole advisory board. 

But the DA and Helen Suzman Foundation, in two separate urgent court challenges to Fraser's decision, contend that there is already ample evidence that he violated correctional services legislation and the Constitution when he ordered the former president's release. 

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