S.Africa's Zuma expected to leave hospital Sunday, party says

A picture taken in Pretoria on May 24, 2014 shows South African President Jacob Zuma taking the oath during his inauguration ceremonySouth Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is expected to be discharged from hospital on Sunday, a day after he was admitted for tests following a bout of exhaustion, an ANC official said. “Our information was he was going to be out of that (hospital) yesterday late or today,” Gwede Mantashe, general secretary of the ruling ANC told reporters. He said party officials had ordered Zuma on Friday to take a break because “the punishing election programme was taking its toll, not on him only, (but) on many of us”. Zuma’s office said the 72-year-old leader checked into hospital on Saturday for “tests” adding doctors were “satisfied” with his condition.

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