Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has given Jacob Zuma a gift of blue pyjamas and bedsheets, according to an official list of the presents received by the South African President.

The entry in Zuma's "declaration of interests", reported yesterday by the SAPA news agency, was likely to raise eyebrows since both men have recently been the subject of sex scandals.

Berlusconi's presents, given at a G8 summit last year, included pyjamas, bathrobes, bedsheets, two jackets, two pairs of sunglasses and leather bags.