Jailed former South African President Zuma undergoes surgery | Jacob Zuma  News | Al Jazeera

South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma who was in jail, has been recently moved from prison to a health facility, has undergone surgery, and will stay in hospital for further procedures, the government said on Sunday.

So the statement from the correctional service read “Mr. Zuma underwent a surgical procedure on Saturday, 14 August 2021, with other procedures scheduled for

the coming days,” the correctional services department announced in a statement, saying it could not predict

a discharge date yet.

However, The 79-year-old who was on admission in the hospital for observation on August 6 for an undisclosed condition,

and he has remained there.

The postponement of his long-running corruption trial over an arms deal dating back more than two decades from last week

to next month pending a medical report declaring Zuma’s fitness for trial. Furthermore, the judge orders

his legal team to produce a medical report by August 20.

However, to assess Mr. Zuma’s fitness for trial, the prosecutors are going to appoint a doctor of their choice.

Last month, Jacob Zuma began serving a 15-month jail sentence in a separate case — for snubbing

a commission probing state corruption under his 2009-2018 presidency.

By Taiyelolu A

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