By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beleaguered former South African President Jacob Zuma has said he is ready to make a surprise return to politics by standing for a top position when the ruling African National Congress holds a conference in December. Zuma said late Monday he would stand for chairman of the ANC if party members nominate him. Zuma was South Africa’s president from 2009 to 2018 before he was forced to resign amid wide-ranging allegations of corruption in government and state-owned institutions. He is currently on medical parole after he was sentenced to 15 months in prison last year for defying a court order to testify at a commission investigating corruption.