Former South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to a hospital outside prison for medical observation, the prison authorities have said.
His foundation said it was an “annual medical routine check-up” and there was “no need to be alarmed”.
As a former head of state Zuma is treated at a military facility, the authorities said.
The former president has been serving a 15-month prison sentence since 7 July for contempt of court.
Prison authorities say he’s entitled to seek medical treatment like any other detained person.
The ministry of justice tweeted the full statement:
Next week, the former president is scheduled to appear in person on a separate issue – an arms deal corruption case.
He has pleaded not guilty to involvement in the $5bn (£3bn) deal.
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