Former South African president Jacob Zuma has been released from prison on medical parole, the department of correctional services confirmed on Sunday, September 9th.

The department said in a statement: “Medical parole placement for Mr. Zuma means that he will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections, whereby he must comply with a specific set of conditions and will be subjected to supervision until his sentence expires.”

Zuma has been incarcerated since July after he was found guilty of contempt of court for failure to comply with an order of the Constitutional Court to honor a summons to appear before the state capture commission.

He was sentenced to 15 months behind bars.

Jacob Zuma medical parole

Jacob Zuma medical parole

He has spent weeks of incarceration in the medical wing of the Estcourt Correctional Services before he was moved to an external hospital for further treatment.

Zuma’s medical parole means that he will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections, according to the statement.

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