Former South African President Jacob Zuma has been hospitalised to an outside hospital for medical observation.
The Department of Correctional Services released a statement confirming that Zuma has been hospitalised.
The statement says he has been admitted for “medical observation”, adding that as a former president, his healthcare needs “require the involvement of the South African Military Health Services”.
“Everyone who is detained, including every sentenced prisoners has the right to conditions of detention that are consistent with human dignity, including atleast exercise and the provision, at state expense, of adequate accommodation, nutrition, reading material and medical treatment,” it said in a statement.
Jacob Zuma was sentenced 15 months in prison after he failed to attend the Zondo commission.
Last month he was allowed to leave Estcourt Correctional Services to attend his brother’s funeral.