The Jacob Zuma Foundation has confirmed that former President Jacob Zuma has returned to South Africa. Zuma was in Russia for a trip related to his routine health check-up. According to the Foundation, the former president’s return was necessitated by the private prosecution matter which will be sitting in the KZN High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Friday as he is required by law to appear in his capacity as a private prosecutor.
The Former President’s return also comes at a time where there is uncertainty over whether he will have to return to jail. The ConCourt recently dismissed correctional services bid to appeal the SCA ruling that former correctional services boss Arthur Fraser unlawfully authorised Zuma’s release on medical parole. Interested parties have made submissions on the issue but DCS is yet to pronounce on the matter.
The Jacob Zuma Foundation had previously confirmed that former President Jacob Zuma has made submissions to the Correctional Services Commissioner on whether he should return to jail. The dismissal by Concourt raised questions on whether the former President’s time spent on medical parole would count towards his 15-month sentence.