July 18, 2015 / 11:40 PM / 3 years ago

South Africa's Zuma in hospital for gallstone surgery

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.

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

“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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