Political analyst Xolani Dube says the release of former president Jacob Zuma on medical parole is a distraction to bigger issues that are confronting the country.

The Department of Correctional Services granted Zuma medical parole on Sunday on the basis of a medical report it received from his doctors.


Zuma was serving a 15-month- jail sentence for contempt of court after ignoring a Constitutional Court to appear before the State Capture Commission.

He was admitted to hospital soon after his incarceration on 8 July.

Former President Jacob Zuma placed on medical parole:

He remains in hospital for further assessments.

“I think it’s a pacifying dummy that the script writer now and again put in our mouths in order to defocus us from the real cause or problems in our country. The real issue in South Africa is white power that is the main thing that we as South Africans especially the South African natives are supposed to be discussing,” he explains.

“The issue of JZ [Jacob Zuma] is the by-product of the white power in South Africa. So if we are not going to discuss the white power in the country, we are not going to really solve the problems that we have. We will keep on solving the by product of the white power in our country,” adds Dube.

In the video below, political analyst Xolani Dube expresses his views on Zuma’s medical parole: