Jacob Zuma. Image source: Polity.org

Jailed former president Jacob Zuma has been taken to a hospital, the Correctional Services Department said on Friday.

The 79-year-old former president, who is serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court, has been admitted at a hospital outside the prison.

Zuma is serving his sentence at the Estcourt Correction Centre, where he has been locked up for almost a month.

Correctional services said, “a routine observation” promoted that Zuma is taken to a hospital.

No details of Zuma’s ailment or condition were revealed.

Zuma was scheduled to appear before the high court in Pietermaritzburg next week for a plea hearing related to his corruption case that he faces alongside French company, Thales.


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