The Correctional Services Department says former President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to an offsite hospital for medical observation.

The department says 79-year-old Zuma is there for a routine observation by the Military Health Services.

Zuma was admitted to a correctional facility in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, almost a month ago to start serving a 15-month jail sentence handed to him by the Constitutional Court  for contempt of court.

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