'He was nervous': Expert on that frog in Jacob Zuma's throat

'He was nervous': Expert on that frog in Jacob Zuma's throat

Former president, Jacob Zuma, was heard often clearing his throat during his testimony at the State Capture Inquiry, and according to an expert, it was his nerves that caused that frog in his throat.

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There seemed to have been a mystery frog that lodged itself in Jacob Zuma’s throat lately.

The former president was constantly clearing his throat as he sat in the hot seat at the State Capture Inquiry, where he testified, quite evasively.

According to a speech, language and hearing expert, this frog was caused by his nerves, IOL News research indicates.

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Maria Dietrich, associate professor of speech, language and hearing sciences at the University of Missouri’s School of Health Professions, studies voice disorders and her research shows that stress can lead to voice disorders.

"Public speaking can be stressful. Stress can trigger muscle tension and that can impact our speech."

Briefly.co.za gathered that this explanation will certainly receive a mixed reaction from South Africa, as reflected by these tweets:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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