South Africa's Zuma in hospital for gallstone surgery | Reuters

 South Africas Zuma in hospital for gallstone surgery
| Reuters

JOHANNESBURG 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 programme 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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Updated Date: Jul 19, 2015 08:46:23 IST