- The Helen Suzman Foundation says they had made an application at the Pretoria High Court to get answers pertaining to Jacob Zuma's medical parole
- The foundation says it wants the court to oblige Arthur Fraser to give reasons as to why he granted Zuma medical parole despite recommendations that he shouldn't
- In addition to seeking answers, the foundation wants the court to declare Zuma's medical parole unlawful
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PRETORIA - The Helen Suzman Foundation is the latest organisation that is taking the legal route to have former President Jacob Zuma's medical parole reviewed.
The foundation previously gave Arthur Fraser, the National Commissioner of Correctional Services a deadline to explain the reasons he made the decision to release Zuma on medical parole despite the Medical Advisory Parole Board being against that decision.
Fraser failed to answer the foundation so they have made an application at the Pretoria High Court to finally get answers. According to eNCA, the bid is to ask the court for a record of Zuma's parole as well as the reasons for his parole.
The foundation is also of the opinion that Zuma's medical parole was granted unlawfully so they would also like the court to aside the decision taken by the commissioner, according to a report by SABC News.
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South Africans are not too happy about the Helen Suzman Foundation's court application
News of the foundations plans to take legal action against the commissioner and to have Zuma's medical parole overturned have given way to various reactions from South Africans.
On social media, people seem to be against the latest bid and are asking if the foundation has made such applications to tackle other atrocities that have happened in South Africa.
Here's what people had to say:
"Has Helen Suzman Foundation ever asked why apartheid leaders who committed crimes against humanity were not jailed and remain free today? Sies "
"Who gave the helen suzman that kind of authority. To hell with this foundation don't take them seriously"
"Helen Suzman foundation and the rest, most of them including Afriforum has blood in their hands and are walking Free and surely they don't want peace in Mzansi buthi ke o Baas nje."
"Helen Suzman or whatever that foreign agency is called is only interested in making sure Zuma remains illegally locked up for a petty charge. Smh"
"Helen Suzman foundation should wait for concourt judgement cuz now one can suspect their hatred towards majority."
"One day the true new government of the people will declare organizations like Helen Suzman terrorist organizations. We will live to see that day!"
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola leaves Arthur Fraser to deal with Zuma's medical parole scandal alone
Mzansi weighs in on the DA heading to court to declare Zuma’s medical parole unlawful
Briefly News previously reported that the Democratic Alliance has kept its word to file a lawsuit to have former President Jacob Zuma's medical parole to be reviewed and eventually overturned.
The party's leader John Steenhuisen headed to the Pretoria High Court to file court papers on Friday morning, according to EWN. Steenhuisen believes there is no merit to granting Zuma medical parole and that Zuma's release has a political motive.
In a statement published on the DA website on Friday, Steenhuisen wrote that there are two reasons why they feel Zuma's medical parole should be overturned.