A South African court has determined that former President Jacob Zuma’s medical parole was “illegitimate,” and that he should be returned to prison.
The Pretoria court found that the time he spent outside of prison should not be included in his 15-month sentence.
On September 5, Jacob Zuma was freed due to an unexplained medical ailment.
He had been imprisoned for failing to appear at a corruption investigation during his presidency.
After a dramatic standoff, the 79-year-old surrendered to police in July, but his imprisonment, which was unprecedented for an ex-president, provoked violent riots and looting.