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Former president, Jacob Zuma, has been admitted to an outside hospital for medical observation.

The Department of Correctional Services said the move was prompted by a routine observation.

Zuma is currently serving a 15-month prison sentence in the Estcourt prison in KwaZulu-Natal.

He was found guilty of contempt of court.

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The 79-year-old is due to appear in person in court next week when his corruption trial resumes.

He faces several charges related to the 1999 arms deal.



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