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South African prison service to Challenge Court’s Decision to send Jacob Zuma back to jail

South Africa’s prison service has said it will challenge a court decision that sent former president Jacob Zuma back to jail.

The Supreme Court of Appeal had on Monday ordered Mr Zuma to return to prison after upholding an earlier ruling that his medical parole had been unlawful.

“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.

Zuma was given a 15-month sentence last year for contempt of court over his refusal to testify during an investigation into corruption but was released after two months after his lawyers argued that he had a terminal illness and needed medical attention.

SourceBBC SABC

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