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SA Prison Service against Jacob Zuma going back to prison

The prison system in South Africa has declared that it will appeal the court’s decision to re-arrest former president Jacob Zuma.

“Having carefully studied the judgement, Correctional Services is convinced that another court may arrive at a different conclusion,” the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) said in a statement.

On Monday, the Supreme Court of Appeal upheld an earlier decision that Mr. Zuma’s medical parole had been illegal and ordered him to report back to prison.

The 80-year-old received a 15-month term for contempt of court last year after declining to testify during a corruption inquiry.

But after serving two months in jail, he was freed after his attorneys made a case that he had an undiagnosed terminal illness and required care that couldn’t be given in a prison setting.

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