- South Africa's former president lost his son Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma on Sunday after a short illness
- South Africans have been sending their condolences to the Zuma family on social media
- It is still not known what is the actual cause of the 25-year-old's death
With the passing of Jacob Zuma's son, Vusi, South Africans took a moment to forget about corruption and personal feelings, and sent their condolences to the former president.
President Ramaphosa sent his condolences to the Zuma family on social media:
Words cannot adequately express the pain of losing such a young family member. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Zuma family at this time and we wish the Lord give former President Zuma strength. May the son's soul rest in eternal peace.
EFF leader Julius Malema also wished the family well in their dark times.
Condolences to the Zuma family on the passing away of their son Vusi, May his soul rest in perfect peace.
American civil rights activist, Jesse Jackson also took to social media to send his condolences to Zuma and his family.
Sending prayer for and condolences to former South African President Jacob Zuma & family on the loss of their son Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma. RIP
South Africans were saddened by the news of the death of the young man and shared their feelings on social media:
OwethuSotomela - May God Be With His Family To Comfort & Mend These Broken Souls During This Dark Cloud..
Arcade Hustle - Doesn't matter who his dad is, sad and terrible to lose a son, condolences to the family
Lutendo - Condolences to the Zuma family
Izo - Condolences to the Zuma family. May the son's soul rest in peace
While Briefly.co.za reported on the tragic event earlier, it is still not clear what caused Vusi's death.
The Citizen reported that Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma (25) died at the Milpark hospital in Johannesburg after a short illness.
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