JACOB ZUMA TO BE RELEASED FROM PRISON TEMPORARILY.
Written by Sarah Osanyinlusi on August 4, 2021
Former South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma will be temporarily released from prison on Tuesday next week to appear in person at a corruption trial.
The court’s decision comes weeks after more than 300 people were killed during rioting that was sparked by Zuma’s arrest for contempt of court in a separate case.
This will be the second time Zuma will appear in public since he wastaken into custody last month.
Supporters of the former President are expected to gather at the corruption trial in Pietermaritzburg, a city devastated by riots and looting sparked by his arrest.
He was also allowed out, briefly, last week to attend his brother’s funeral.
Editor: Okechukwu Eze