South Africaâ€™s Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Monday that former President Jacob Zuma should return to prison to finish his sentence for contempt of court.
The court said the decision to release Zuma on early medical parole was unlawful.
Zuma was sentenced in 2021 to 15 months imprisonment after ignoring a court order to testify at a government inquiry into widespread corruption during his time as president.
Zuma was released on medical parole in September 2021 after only serving a fraction of the sentence. However, in December, the high court set aside the parole decision and ordered him to return to jail.
The ex-president had appealed that ruling and the judgment was delivered on Monday after the department of correctional services said in October that his prison sentence had finished.
â€œIn other words, Mr Zuma, in law, has not finished serving his sentence. He must return to the Escourt Correctional centre to do so,â€
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