Former president Jacob Zuma, after reporting to prison on Friday morning, was released shortly thereafter ( as a result of a national remission programme. National commissioner for correctional services Makgothi Thobakgale announced Zuma, who had been released on medical parole, “had never been a free man”.

Zuma’s incarceration saga began after the Constitutional Court in July confirmed ( Zuma should return to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence...

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