South Africa’s Zuma admitted to hospital from prison

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LONDON (Reuters) – South Africa’s jailed former president, Jacob Zuma, was admitted to hospital for medical observation on Friday, the government’s Correctional Services department said. Zuma has been held at Estcourt prison in Kwa-Zulu Natal province since handing himself over on July 7 to serve a 15-month sentence for contempt of court. His jailing led to South Africa’s worst outbreak of violence in years. Zuma’s foundation, while confirming that he was in hospital, said it was for his annual routine medical check-up. “No need to be alarmed, … yet,” the foundation said in a tweet. Correcti…

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