South Africa’s President Zuma hospitalised for tests

June 7, 2014 1:12 pm
South African president Jacob Zuma/FILE
South African president Jacob Zuma/FILE

, JOHANNESBURG, June 7 – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma was on Saturday admitted to hospital for tests following a bout of exhaustion, his office said.

“Doctors are satisfied with his condition,” his office said in a statement without giving details.

Zuma’s spokesman Mac Maharaj told AFP the president has been advised to get some rest, but “there is no cause for concern. It’s a case of exhaustion.”

On Friday Zuma “was advised to rest following a demanding election and transition programme to the new administration,” said the presidency.

“It’s been a hectic period and there has been a need for some rest,” added Maharaj.

Two weeks ago, Zuma, 72 was sworn in for a second term after his African National Congress (ANC) party won the May 7 elections with an overwhelming 62 percent of the vote.


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