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South Africa Prisons Head to Appeal Ruling That Nullified Zuma's Parole

Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma

Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

South Africa’s prisons authority will challenge an Appeals Court ruling that nullified former President Jacob Zuma’s medical parole and ordered that he be sent back to jail.

Zuma was sentenced in July 2021 to a 15-month term by the Constitutional Court for contempt when he refused to appear before a judicial probe investigating state corruption during his presidency. Zuma was released on medical parole three months later.