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ANC wishes former President Zuma a speedy recovery after going for surgery

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President Jacob Zuma.

ANC wishes former President Zuma a speedy recovery after going for surgery. ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe said yesterday: “The ANC wishes its former president, who is also former president of the republic, Jacob Zuma a speedy recovery following confirmation by the Department of Correctional Services that he underwent a surgical procedure . . . while other procedures have been scheduled for the coming days.”

The ANC has wished its former president Jacob Zuma well after he underwent a surgical procedure on Saturday. Mabe urged members of the ANC and citizens to also “keep comrade Zuma in their thoughts and prayers during this time”.

Zuma Foundation spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi also released a statement, saying they had received numerous messages of “love, support and concern for the well-being of president Zuma” and “all the messages were well received and appreciated”.

Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo told News24 that “we remain cautiously optimistic” about Zuma’s condition.

He was, however, quick to add that the former president was receiving the best medical care possible. Zuma to remain in hospital indefinitely following “surgical procedure” Nxumalo also said the former president was not allowed to have visitors at the medical facility where he’s receiving treatment.

Only Zuma’s lawyers are permitted to see him for consultations in preparation for the arms deal corruption trial that was last week postponed to 9 September.

Nxumalo said visitation for Zuma was not permitted in adherence with Covid-19 regulations and “only his legal representative were allowed to see him should there be any need for consultation with their client”.

News24 was unable to get a comment from Manyi on how the family was dealing with not being able to visit. Nxumalo cautioned South Africans not to speculate on Zuma’s medical condition.

Source – The Herald

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