- The health of former president Jacob Zuma is again under the spotlight while the nature of his condition remains shrouded in mystery
- Zuma's legal team filed a report on his health in the Pietermaritzburg High Court to determine if he is fit to stand trial on charges linked to the arms deal
- The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirmed that the contents of the medical report would remain confidential until a future date
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The health of former president Jacob Zuma is again under the glaring spotlight of the media while the nature of his condition remains shrouded in mystery.
On Friday, his legal team filed a report on his health, the news of which the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirmed in a statement.
Determination on Zuma's fitness to stand trial
The Citizen reported that the report is essential in determining if the 79-year-old is fit to stand trial on charges linked to the arms deal. He is reportedly facing 16 counts of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering.
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Mthunzi Mhaga, the NPA spokesperson, confirmed that the contents of the medical report would remain confidential until a future date.
“I can confirm the legal team filed a medical report that relates to his health status. It is a confidential document and, we will make no further comments until the matter is heard in court."
Zuma plagued by 'mystery' illness
Zuma was reportedly being treated for an undisclosed medical condition in a military hospital while he serves his 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court at Estcourt Correctional Centre.
The correctional services department had earlier confirmed that the former president had an operation done on 21 August, following the decision to have him hospitalised after a routine observation.
Duduzile pens questionable post to dad Zuma, Mzansi reacts
In other news, Briefly News reported that as Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla has so often done on social media, she, once again, had tongues wagging after penning an impassionate post to her father, Jacob.
South Africans on Monday woke up to her latest message to her dear old man, in which she commended him for being the enigmatic political figure he was and still is in her eyes.
Not to anybody's surprise, Zuma-Sambudla rehashed the idea that a miscarriage of justice ensured Zuma's imprisonment despite a trial not taking place.