In an interview on The Watchdog on Wednesday evening, National Commissioner of Correctional Services Arthur Fraser admits that the medical parole advisory board did not approve medical parole for former President Zuma.
The board “indicated that he [Jacob Zuma] was in a stable condition”, Fraser told Vuyo Mvuko on SABC.
Earlier today, this publication reported that Lobby group AfriForum announced that they have sent an urgent lawyer’s letter to Arthur Fraser regarding former President Jacob Zuma’s medical parole. The group said they wanted to know whether Zuma suffers from a terminal disease that justifies his medical parole, and a copy of the medical report recommending that Zuma be placed on medical parole.
Fraser added that “We then had to move him to a tertiary medical institution. It was there where correctional services got further reports that there was a range of procedures that needed to be done,”
“I had then, the head of the centre who has the authority to decide, then reviewed the information available and then indicated that the conditions, based on all the reports that we have require us to release the former president.”
WATCH: The Watchdog | In conversation with Arthur Fraser: 08 September 2021