July 18, 2015 / 11:40 PM / 2 years ago

South Africa's Zuma in hospital for gallstone surgery

South African President Jacob Zuma attends the summit of the Southern African Development Community in Harare, April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma was admitted to hospital on Saturday for a scheduled procedure to remove gallstones and was expected to be discharged Sunday, the presidency said.

“The galllstones were discovered about two months ago during a routine medical check-up. The president’s work program did not allow for the procedure to be undertaken earlier,” a statement from Zuma’s office said.

Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda; Editing by Tom Brown

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