Former South African president, Jacob Zuma has been told to return to prison, after a court in the country ruled that his medical parole was “unlawful”.

The Pretoria court ruled that the time he has spent out of prison should not be counted in his 15-month sentence.

The 79-year-old who had been jailed for failing to attend an inquiry into corruption during his presidency was released for an undisclosed medical condition On September 5.

Zuma handled himself in to police after a public stand-off, but his jailing, unprecedented for an ex-president, sparked violent protests and looting.

The protest prompted the killing of more than 300 people, more people who died in the protest were Zuma’s stronghold of KwaZulu-Natal province.