Jailed AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has once again been admitted to a private East London hospital for medical treatment.
Eastern Cape correctional services spokesman Zama Feni said Dalindyebo‚ 51‚ was rushed to Life St Dominics on Sunday morning after his condition deteriorated.
Dalindyebo was first hospitalised on January 8 suffering from dehydration after he allegedly refused to eat prison meals.
He was discharged last Thursday night and returned to his private cell in the East London Correctional Centre.
The king was detained on December 30 to start serving a 12-year prison sentence for assault‚ kidnapping and arson.