Former President Jacob Zuma admitted to an offsite hospital

THE Correctional Services Department says former President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to an offsite hospital for medical observation.

The department says 79-year-old Zuma is there for a routine observation by the Military Health Services.

Zuma was admitted to a correctional facility in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, almost a month ago to start serving a 15-month jail sentence handed to him by the Constitutional Court for contempt of court.

(SABC News)