South Africa’s Correctional services say they are unsure about a discharge date for former president Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma who was jailed in the Estcourt Correctional Centre last month for ignoring a court order that compelled him to appear before the State Capture Inquiry.
The former President is currently serving a 15-month prison sentence in the Estcourt Correctional Centre in KwaZulu-Natal for contempt of court.
Nxumalo stated that as inmates are placed in correctional centres, the state has a responsibility and duty to care for them in a manner that does not violate or compromise their constitutional rights, which include access to health care.
He appealed for people to refrain from speculating on Zuma’s health and allow medical practitioners space to continue providing quality healthcare to him.
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