Former president Jacob Zuma had allegedly refused to be examined by a medical team from the National Prosecuting Authority.
Zuma, who is serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court, was hospitalised days after his arrest.
JG Zuma Foundation spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi is accusing the State of “second guessing” the medical report produced by the military doctors responsible for the former president’s care – as well as the care of all other heads of state – by seeking to have him examined by their own doctors.
“All president Zuma says in all this is that because his name is involved, now all of a sudden, somebody must think that now there’s some shenanigans,” said Manyi.
“They are saying (to the military doctors): we don’t believe you. Your professional integrity means nothing,” Manyi said. “What nonsense is this?”
Zuma is due back in court on 9 September.