Correctional Services has confirmed that it is considering an application by jailed former President Jacob Zuma to attend the funeral of his late brother, Michael.
Former president Jacob Zuma has asked for his fraud and corruption trial related to the 1999 arms procurement deal, scheduled to take place in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Monday to be postponed for a week.
The Constitutional Court is hearing a bid by former president Jacob Zuma to have his 15-month prison sentence reviewed.
The Pietermaritzburg High Court delivers judgment on whether it has jurisdiction to hear the former President’s challenge whether he should be jailed.
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, outlines Correctional Services processes as they relate to the execution of the Constitutional Court order relating to the incarceration of former president Jacob Zuma for contempt of court. The briefing by the minister is available below:
The High Court in Pietermaritzburg hears former president Jacob Zuma’s urgent application for a stay of his arrest pending his application in the Constitutional Court next week.
Former president Jacob Zuma is addressing the media on the ConCourt ruling.
The Jacob Zuma Foundation has indicated that the former President will break his silence on the Constitutional Court saga on Sunday afternoon.
The Al Jama-ah political party says it will ask Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola, to prepare a submission to President Cyril Ramaphosa to immediately grant former president Jacob Zuma a presidential pardon.
The Jacob Zuma Foundation has denounced the Constitutional Court for sentencing the former president for 15 months in jail for contempt of court.