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South Africa: Ex-President Zuma Back To Jail

by Eugenia Enyonam Datsomor
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Court Orders Ex-President Back To Jail - South Africa

Rulings from a South African court says, the former President, Jacob Zuma should return to prison indicating his medical parole was unlawful.

The 79-year-old, Jacob Zuma who was released on the 5th of September for an undisclosed medical condition is being sent back to prison.
In his 15 month sentence, the time spent out of prison should not be counted.

Failure to attend an inquiry into corruption during his presidency was his jailing based on.

After a public stand-off, he handed himself to the police in July. His jailing spurred protests of violence and looting.

In the protest, more than 300 people died in his stronghold of Kwa-Zulu Natal province.

Zuma, however, stated repeatedly that he is the victim of a political conspiracy.

Authorities in the prison said his release was compelled by a medical report, he underwent surgery after he was imprisoned.
Zuma’s spokesman said “an exponential impact in terms of deteriorating his condition”

The High Court in Pretoria ruled that his release on medical parole was “reviewed, declared unlawful and set aside”.

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