South Africa allows jailed ex-president to attend brother’s funeral

JOHANNESBURG

Prison authorities in South Africa on Thursday granted permission to jailed former President Jacob Zuma to attend the funeral of his younger brother.

“As a short-term, low risk classified inmate, Mr. Zuma’s application for compassionate leave was processed and approved following the correctional services prescripts,” Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said in a statement.

Nxumalo said Zuma, 79, will not...