Prison authorities in South Africa have said they will challenge the Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision to return former President Jacob Zuma to prison.
“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.
The Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday ordered Mr Zuma to return to prison after upholding an earlier ruling that his medical parole had been unlawful.
The former president was given a 15-month sentence last year for contempt of court over his refusal to testify during an investigation into corruption.
His imprisonment prompted violent protests in KwaZulu Natal province and other parts of South Africa that left more than 300 people dead.