Zuma discharged from hospital

2015-07-19 10:01
(City Press)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma was discharged from hospital on Sunday following a procedure to remove gallstones, the presidency said.

"Doctors are pleased with the outcome of the operation," spokesperson Bongani Majola said in a statement.

"The president will spend the next few days resting and recuperating at home. He will also work from home during this period."

The presidency announced late on Saturday evening that Zuma had been admitted to hospital.

The gallstones were discovered during a routine medical check-up about two months ago, Majola said.

He was not able to have the procedure earlier because of his schedule.

"The period of recess in Parliament and Cabinet provided an opportunity to have the procedure done.

"The presidency wishes the president well and a speedy recovery," he said.

Previous hospital visits

The last reported time the public was notified that Zuma was in hospital was June last year.

At the time, Sapa reported that Zuma had been admitted to a Pretoria hospital for routine tests.

Zuma was reportedly advised to rest following a demanding election and transition programme to the new administration.

The presidency said Zuma undergoes two major medical examinations per annum, the first one in January and the second in June.

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