- President Cyril Ramaphosa has denied having any knowledge of former president Jacob Zuma's release on medical parole prior to Arthur Fraser's decision
- Arthur Fraser released Zuma from prison on medical parole after considering a number of reports
- There was some confusion earlier over reports that Ramaphosa instructed Fraser to release Zuma
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Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that he did not know of the decision prior to former president Jacob Zuma's release on medical parole.
He only learned that Author Fraser had decided to release Zuma after the decision was taken according to TimesLIVE.
Ramaphosa said that the decision to release Zuma was in Fraser's hands and it was his prerogative as the commissioner of prisons.
EWN reports that Fraser's decision to release Zuma on medical parole is facing numerous challegnes. The commissioner maintains that Zuma's release followed correct procedures and was 100% legal.
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Zuma served less than two months of his 15-month prison sentence after being found in contempt of court.
Ramaphosa's assertions run contrary to previous reports that Fraser got the green light for Zuma's release from Ramaphosa.
Mzansi has opposing views about Jacob Zuma's rescission application being dismissed by ConCourt
Earlier, Briefly News reported that South Africans do not see eye to eye on the Constitutional Court's decision to dismiss former president Jacob Zuma's application to have his 15-month sentence rescinded.
The court did not find that Zuma's application met the merit for it to grant rescission. Zuma has also been ordered to pay all legal costs relating to the application.
South Africans think corruption is worse under Cyril Ramaphosa's presidency
In a similar report, a recent survey has revealed that South Africans are of the opinion that corruption has gotten much worse under the administration of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The recent findings are said to be a huge contrast to what South Africans believed about corruption when Ramaphosa first took up office.
The survey was conducted by Afrobarometer and had 1 600 participants. Afrobarometer is an independent pan-Africa research network and the survey was conducted between May and June 2021.