It’s four days to Zuma‘s hearing in open court, and the ex-president has now been admitted to a hospital outside the prison for “medical observation”.
The reasons for the medical observation wasn’t disclosed by the officials but was granted based on the ground that:
“Everyone who is detained, including every sentenced prisoner, has the right to conditions of detention that are consistent with human dignity, including … medical treatment,” the Department of Correctional Services said in a statement on Friday.
Zuma was previously allowed to leave police custody for 24 hours to attend his brother’s funeral in July.
His refusal to initially appear in court and the clevers ways of avoiding to appear in court seem as if he’s on the run from truth.
According to his foundation, his medical check-up is carried out annually with the required involvement of the South African Military Health Service.
Is Zuma truly running away from what may turn out to be the truth?
Although, Zuma pleaded not guilty to all the charges but the hearing will include a plea to drop over 15 charges of fraud, corruption, racketeering, and collection of bribes.
By Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.