Former president Jacob Zuma has been granted compassionate leave to attend the funeral of his late younger brother.
Michael Zuma (77), died on Sunday July 11 after battling an undisclosed sickness for almost seven years. He will be buried at his KwaNxamalala home on Thursday.
The former president is y serving a 15-months sentence for being in contempt court.
Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo says the compassionate leave will only be for a day.
“A sentenced offender who is granted permission to leave a correctional centre remains a sentenced offender even while temporarily outside. The permission granted to Mr Zuma is for 22 July 2021,” said Nxumalo.
Nxumalo says inmates do not need to wear the offender uniform when they are outside the correctional facility.
“As a short-term, low risk classified inmate, Mr Zuma’s application for compassionate leave was processed and approved following the Correctional Services prescripts,” he added.
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