Minister within the Presidency Mondli Gungubele says if there is any wrongdoing within the launch of former president Jacob Zuma on medical parole, they count on related authorities to deal with it.
Zuma, who was serving a 15-month jail time period, was launched final week.
Correctional Services Commissioner Arthur Fraser went towards the Correctional Services Medical Advisory Board which was towards Zuma’s launch as a result of it felt his situation was secure.
Gungubele spoke to the media forward of the three-day Cabinet Lekgotla in Pretoria.
“The issue of the former president, what is important to us is that somebody who had a power to exercise that authority is Mr Fraser, the Head of Correctional Services. What is important to us is that powers to deal with [medical parole] are vested with him.”
“If there any wrongdoings about that we expect the normal [relevant] institutions to deal with that. But what comforts us is that the person whom the powers are vested to deal with that dealt with it. We are comfortable [that] the relevant institution to take that decision is the one that took it,” provides Gungubele.
Minister Gungubele speaks to SABC News:
Fraser stands by his determination
Meanwhile, Fraser stated he stands by his determination to launch Zuma.
Fraser is adamant that Zuma’s medical parole is each procedurally and legally sound.
He has dismissed allegations that he ignored the suggestions of the medical parole advisory board when he authorised Zuma’s launch.
In dialog with Arthur Fraser:
DA approaches courtroom over Zuma parole
The celebration utilized to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to review and put aside a call to place Zuma on medical parole.
DA seeks review of Zuma’s medical parole: