President Jacob Zuma

The Presidency denied yesterday that President Jacob Zuma had been admitted to hospital.

Zuma's spokesman Mac Maharaj said the president had merely gone for his annual medical check-up at three Durban hospitals.

“The President was given a clean bill of health by his doctors,” said Maharaj.

Members of the media started inquiring about Zuma's health after a report on SAFM that he was in hospital in Durban.

“He does the routine check-up every year around this time,” said Maharaj.

“He has concluded his (medical) visits and will now travel to Cape Town where he is to open the National House of Traditional Leaders, among other duties,” said Maharaj.