Jacob Zuma, South African President Hospitalized ahead of trial

Obinwannem News Jacob Zuma, South African President Hospitalized ahead of trial

The Former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has being admitted in an hospital for routine medical observation, ahead of graft trial on Friday.

The Department of correctional service in a statement confirmed this.

“Can confirm that President Jacob Zuma has today, 6 August 2021, has been admitted to an outside hospital for medical observation”, the statement reads.

Zuma began a 15 month jail sentence in a correctional facility in Est Court in KwaZulu-Natal province almost a month ago.

Obinwannem News had earlier reported “Ex South African President Zuma surrenders to face the law”.

Zuma, 79 is scheduled for a continual court trial for alleged corruption and money laundering on August 10. He began serving the jail terms on July 8, however the proceedings have been postponed for more than a decade sparking accusation of delayed tactics.

The hospitalization comes days after the pieterinaritzburg High Court issued a directive that an in person housing involving the president would be heard in an open court rather than virtually.

Consequently, a statement dated August 6, 2021 on Twitter by the correctional service department says the Healthcare needs of the former president, “require the involvement of the South African military Health Services, a routine observation prompted that Mr Zuma be taken for in- hospitalization.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News / August 6, 2021

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