Aug 11

Natjoints ‘ready for any eventuality’ ahead of announcement on Zuma’s return to jail

South Africa’s National Joint Operation and Intelligence Structure is ready for any eventuality. This is ahead of a decision by the Department of Correctional Services on former president Jacob Zuma’s return to prison. According to News24, the department’s acting national commissioner, Makgothi Thobakgale, will decide on whether Zuma will return to jail to complete his 15-month sentence. Police spokesperson Brigadier Athlenda Mathe said Natjoints was ready. Asked if the department had any pre-emptive measures, its spokesperson said there was no need for extra measures as all correctional facilities were operational.