EXPLAINER: Why Zuma did and did not go back to prison
Zuma was released on Friday as a result of a national remission programme
Former president Jacob Zuma, after reporting to prison on Friday morning, was released shortly thereafter (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2023-08-11-former-president-jacob-zuma-is-a-free-man/) 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 (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2023-07-28-jacob-zuma-faces-deadline-to-oppose-return-to-prison/) Zuma should return to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence...
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