South African President Zuma admitted in hospital

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By Christabelle Fombu and Susanna

South African President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to the hospital for tests, spokesman Mac Maharaj said a statement Saturday.

“Yesterday President Zuma was advised to rest following a demanding election and transition programme to the administration,” Maharaj said.

“Doctors are satisfied condition,” the statement read.

Zuma was re-elected to a term last month despite economic woes, deadly mining protests and allegations.

party, the African , won the general election 62% of the , which was lower the previous election.

After a turbulent first term, Zuma said during his inaugural address his will perform better this time around and take responsibility for any shortcomings.

“We will … ensure much tighter accountability, firm consequences where there is a failure to deliver services to our people,” he . (CNN)