Ex-President Jacob Zuma hospitalised for mystery illness in Durban

Ex-President Jacob Zuma hospitalised for mystery illness in Durban

- Former president Jacob Zuma was hospitalised earlier this week for an unknown illness

- The politician had learnt of his failed application to overturn the judgement in favour of Derek Hanekom from a hospital bed

- While it remains a mystery what has befallen the ANC veteran, his foundation says they will be announcing his next appearance at the State Capture Inquiry soon

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Ex-president Jacob Zuma spent last week in the hospital, admitted to a Durban hospital for a mystery illness.

IOL reports that Zuma had learnt of his most recent court failure lying in a hospital bed, only being discharged on Thursday.

The Jacob Zuma Foundation confirmed that Zuma had been admitted, but failed to give any indication as to what was ailing the politician.

Briefly.co.za reported that the Pietermaritzburg High Court had dismissed Zuma's application to appeal an earlier ruling in favour of former tourism minister Derek Hanekom.

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Hanekom had won his defamation charges against Zuma, who had accused him of colluding with apartheid forces.

Zuma had bowed out of his expected Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture appearance, citing his illness as the reason why.

The ex-president's October appearance before the inquiry had also been canceled, this time in favor of appealing the court ruling which saw Zuma forced to go to trial in the Thales debacle.

Zuma had waited until the last minute to announce his intention to challenge the court judgment that saw his answering to charges of corruption and money laundering.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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