Former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma has been released from prison.
Jacob Zuma appeared at the Estcourt correctional facility on Friday morning and was released under a remission process.
This is coming after the constitutional court last month rejected an attempt to overturn a decision by a lower court that found Zuma’s earlier release on medical parole unlawful.
The Supreme Court of Appeal in South Africa had months ago ordered the former president back to prison.
The apex court directed Zuma to finish his sentence for contempt of court.
Recall that Zuma’s initial arrest two years ago led to violent protests across South Africa that saw over 300 people killed.
Zuma, 81, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for defying a court order to participate in a corruption inquiry into high-level corruption during his nine-year tenure as president.
The former South African President however, handed himself over to authorities in July 2021 but was released on medical parole due to ill health two months later.
The former president has since denied all corruption allegations against him.