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Zuma requests prison leave for family funeral

Zuma’s younger brother Michael died a few days after the former president’s arrest, reportedly following a long illness.
Image: REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

Former South African president Jacob Zuma applied for compassionate leave from prison to attend a family funeral.

Zuma submitted the application on Tuesday and the Department of Correctional Services is considering it, spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said by phone Wednesday. He didn’t say when a decision would be made.

Zuma, 79, was jailed for 15 months on July 7 after being convicted of contempt of court. His imprisonment triggered protests that morphed into violent protests in which at least 215 people died.

Zuma’s younger brother Michael died a few days after the former president’s arrest, reportedly following a long illness.

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Do all prisoners get leave to attend family funerals?

What does Mr. Zuma not understand about the Jail rules?

The law must be same for everyone.

How do business owners feel when they see this picture?

imagine the security that would be required around this !!!
He can attend Virtually during his exercise Hour !!!

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