Incarcerated former President Jacob Zuma might soon be able to see his family, just about two weeks since he handed himself to the Escourt Correctional Services facility to serve his 15 months term of imprisonment.
Zuma is believed to have taken the decision to apply for a compassionate leave in order to attend a family bereavement. It was confirmed last week that the 79-years old was eligible to apply for this particular so as he can go an pay his last respects to his fallen brother Michael Zuma who died last week after illness.
Meanwhile, Singabakho Nxumalo, the spokesperson of Department for Correctional Services has revealed that Zuma has applied in terms of Section 44 subsection (1)(a) of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998. And the matter will be handled by the management and he will soon be granted that particular leave, however, the duration of the compassionate leave has not been confirmed yet.
The funeral of Zuma’s brother will take place on Thursday, and there is a sense in which the former President will be able to see his family albeit for a temporary basis.
If anything, Zuma will be hoping his application for the constitutional court to rescind its earlier judgment succeeds as just like every man, he desperately wants to be at his home surrounded by family.
JUST IN: Correctional Services had confirmed to Eyewitness News that former President Jacob Zuma applied to attend his brother Michael Zuma's funeral.
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