OSA DEMANDS ANSWERS FOR ZUMA’S MEDICAL PAROLE
The founder of One South Africa Movement (OSA), politician Mmusi Maimane recently questioned the decision made by the Department of Correctional Services regarding the medical parole granted to the former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma.
The movement, which was established in 2020 describes itself as a community-driven grassroots activist movement seeking to unite a broad coalition of South Africans who want to see change in South Africa.
The movement plans to submit the formal application in terms of the Promotion of Access of Information Act (PAIA) requesting a full record of decision that led to the Department of Correctional Services granting a medical parole to the former president who has been hospitalized for quite some time undergoing surgeries.
“This is crucial to ensure that the public is taken into confidence that government’s decision was in good faith, and is furnished with both the reasons and logic behind such decision. The news that Zuma has been granted medical parole is a questionable one, considering that Zuma’s former spy boss, Arthur Fraser, currently heads up correctional services as National Commissioner,” said the statement.
The OSA emphasised that it requires the full disclosure of reasons behind the decision as this was the most prudent way to address any concerns, contradictions and conspiracies and that they cannot afford a situation whereby a well-connected individual is granted medical parole under dubious circumstances.