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South Africa’s ex-president Zuma released from Correctional Services system

/ 06:28 PM October 07, 2022
Former South African president Jacob Zuma has been released from the system of Correctional Services

FILE PHOTO: Former South African President Jacob Zuma appears at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, January 31, 2022. Jerome Delay/Pool via REUTERS

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has been released from the system of Correctional Services, the government department said Friday.

Zuma, whose 15-month sentence expired on October 7, was released from prison in September last year on medical parole.

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Zuma failed to appear at a corruption inquiry led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in February 2021. For this, South Africa’s constitutional court ruled he was in contempt of court and ordered jailed for 15 months.

The inquiry was examining allegations of high-level graft during Zuma’s period in power from 2009-2018. Zuma denies wrongdoing.

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