- Jacob Zuma is reportedly receiving treatment for a mystery illness in Cuba
- The ANC seems unaware of its former leader's plight, wishing him well if the reports turn out to be true
- Zuma had been absent from the party's national executive committee meeting over the weekend
Former president Jacob Zuma is reportedly receiving treatment in Cuba for an unknown illness.
But it seems as if the ANC itself was unaware their former leader had taken ill. Speaking to the media spokesperson Pule Mabe commented:
"Well, like yourselves, we've seen media reports that suggest the health of the former president of the ANC might be ailing. If that was to be true, we of course wish him well and a speedy recovery."
Sunday World had been the first to suggest Zuma had sought out medical treatment overseas, allegedly linked to illness from a plot to poison him.
Briefly.co.za reported that the National Prosecuting Authority had declined to investigate claims that this plot had taken place over a lack of evidence.
In addition to this, Zuma is reportedly battling with memory loss, adding to his struggles with ill health.
The former head of state had missed an appearance at the State Capture Inquiry after being admitted to hospital, allegedly for exhaustion.
The ex-president is always a key figure at the ANC's National Executive Committee meetings but was noticeably absent from the most recent affair.
News24 reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to focus on the nation's embattled state-owned entities during his address at the NEC, shedding some light on the way forward for Eskom and South African Airways.
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