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