The African National Congress (ANC) has wished it’s former President Jacob Zuma, a speedy recovery following confirmation by Correctional Services that Zuma underwent a surgical procedure on Saturday.

Other procedures have been scheduled for the coming days. Zuma had his fraud and corruption case postponed to next month on account of ill health.

The Department of Correctional Services says Zuma, remains in hospital for an undisclosed condition.

In the video below, former President Jacob Zuma admitted to an offsite hospital | 6 August 2021

It says Zuma underwent a surgical procedure on Saturday with other procedures scheduled in the coming days.

Zuma was admitted to an offsite hospital for medical observation earlier in August.

The Department’s Spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo, says the department is unable to predict when the former president will be discharged from the hospital.

“Zuma underwent a surgical procedure on Saturday, 14 August 2021, with other procedures scheduled for the coming days. DCS is unable to predict a discharge date as our priority at this stage is for Zuma to be afforded the best care possible. We appeal to all people to refrain from speculating on the health of Zuma and allow medical practitioners space to do their job,” says Nxumalo.

The former President is serving his 15-month sentence for contempt of court at the Estcourt Correctional Centre in KwaZulu Natal.