South Africa’s jailed former President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to hospital, less than a week before he is due in court on further charges of corruption.
The South African prison department said a routine examination at the jail in Kwa-Zulu Natal, where Mr. Zuma is being held, prompted the authorities to take him to a hospital outside the prison for further observation.
As a former head of state Zuma was being treated at a military facility, the authorities said.
His foundation said it was an “annual medical routine check-up.
Zuma has been serving a 15-month prison sentence since 7 July for contempt of court.
More than 300 people were killed during violence and looting sparked by his arrest last month. END.