Former President Jacob Zuma was released from prison on medical parole, Department of Correctional Services on Sunday.
Zuma has been incarcerated since July after he was found guilty of contempt of court for failure to comply with an order of the Constitutional Court to honour a summons to appear before the state capture commission.
The statement states they were compelled to do so based on a medical report received by the department. The Department stressed that all offenders are eligible to be placed on medical parole should it be seen fit.
Data source: The South African