DrFormer South African president suspected of corruption Jacob Zuma He is allowed to leave prison. A spokesperson for the law enforcement agency told South African Radio on Monday that the suspension was under certain circumstances justified by Zuma’s state of health. The seventy-nine-year-old was sentenced to 15 months in prison in early July for disobeying the court in corruption proceedings.
Soon after entering detention, Zuma was taken to the hospital, where he is reported to be staying until further notice. Instead of going to prison, he can then go back to his home, where he has to abide by certain conditions. The former president was convicted of refusing to testify before a commission of inquiry into allegations of corruption and fraud in the public sector during Zuma’s presidency between 2009 and 2018.
Zuma’s arrest in July sparked serious unrest in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal and the Gauteng metropolitan area, killing more than 300 people. Dozens of shopping centers and warehouses were also destroyed and looted. The government ordered the deployment of tens of thousands of soldiers. Zuma still has many supporters, especially in KwaZulu-Natal and the ruling African National Congress.
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