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BREAKING: Gauteng High Court says former SA President Jacob Zuma should return to jail

The Gauteng High Court has ordered South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma to return to jail after ruling that he was unlawfully granted medical parole.

Zuma was serving a 15-month sentence in Estcourt prison for contempt of court, underwent unspecified surgery at an outside hospital where he had been sent for observation.

He remained in hospital with more operations planned.

The 79-year old’s eligibility for medical parole follows a medical report received by the Department of Correctional Services.

“Medical parole placement for Mr Zuma means that he will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections, whereby he must comply with a specific set of conditions and will be subjected to supervision until his sentence expires,” said the department recently.

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