South Africa 19.7.2015 09:12 am

UPDATE: Zuma discharged after undergoing operation

President Jacob Zuma: Pic: DoC

President Jacob Zuma: Pic: DoC

President Jacob Zuma was discharged from hospital on Sunday morning after being admitted on Saturday night for an operation to remove gall stones, the Presidency said in a statement.

“Doctors are pleased with the outcome of the operation,” Presidency spokesperson Bongani Majola said.

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

The gall stones were discovered about two months ago during a routine medical check-up,” Presidency spokesperson Bongani Majola said.

“The President’s work programme did not allow for the procedure to be undertaken earlier. The current period of recess in parliament and Cabinet has provided this opportunity.”

This after it was reported that Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was admitted to a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday for treatment to a persistent infection.

His family hoped he would be able to return home in a day or two, according to his daughter, the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu.

The peace icon was previously hospitalised in April 2013, for an infection. His foundation described him to be in good spirits at the time.

 

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