A South Africa’s high court on Tuesday, will hear former president Jacob Zuma’s plea against a ruling that set aside his medical parole, saying he should return to jail, his foundation said on Saturday.
“Judge (Elias) Matojane has indicated his intention to hear the application for leave to appeal on Tuesday 21 December,” Zuma’s charitable foundation said on Twitter.
The court on Wednesday said Zuma should go back to jail after the 79-year old began medical parole in September.
The Pretoria court ruled that the time he has spent out of prison should not be counted in his 15-month sentence.
Zuma handed himself in on July 7, to begin his 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court, after he ignored instructions to participate in a corruption inquiry.
South Africans see the legal processes against Zuma as a test of the country’s ability post-apartheid to enforce the rule of law, particularly against powerful, well-connected people.