Fraser had no power to release Zuma, says DA in court bid to set aside parole

Correctional services commissioner Arthur Fraser's decision to grant medical parole to Jacob Zuma was unlawful, the DA argued in an application before the high court on Friday.

2021-09-10 07:07:00 PM

This was submitted by the DA made in an application before the high court in Pretoria on Friday, in which the party seeks to review and set aside the decision by Fraser to place Zuma on medical parole.

Correctional services commissioner Arthur Fraser's decision to grant medical parole to Jacob Zuma was unlawful, the DA argued in an application before the high court on Friday.

Ernest MabuzaJournalistThe DA says correctional services commissioner Arthur Fraser's decision to grant medical parole to former president Jacob Zuma, against the recommendation of the medical parole advisory board, rendered that decision unlawful. File photo.

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Image:Gallo Images/Netwerk24/Jaco MaraisCorrectional services commissioner Arthur Fraser's decision to grant medical parole to former president Jacob Zuma – which he admitted was against the recommendation of the medical parole advisory board – was unlawful.

This was submitted by the DA made in an application before the high court in Pretoria on Friday, in which the party seeks to review and set aside the decision by Fraser to place Zuma on medical parole.The DA wants an order substituting the decision with one rejecting Zuma's application for medical parole. headtopics.com

It also seeks an order directing that Zuma be returned to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence.Fraser admitted in an interview on SABC this week that he had overruled the medical parole advisory board, which had recommended that Zuma not be released as he was in a stable condition.

In an affidavit filed with the court on Friday, DA leader John Steenhuisen said that based on what Fraser had said in the interview, Zuma's medical team had applied for medical parole on behalf of the former president at the beginning of August.Zuma's application was eventually directed to the medical advisory parole board, which appointed a doctor to examine Zuma. The doctor made a recommendation to the board.

The board recommended that Zuma not be placed on parole on the basis that he was in a “stable condition”.Steenhuisen said Fraser then decided himself to place Zuma on medical parole against the recommendation of the board.Steenhuisen said Fraser's decision to grant Zuma parole was unlawful for two reasons.

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