Former president Jacob Zuma has opened up about his health for the first times since it was reported that he was allegedly hospitalized in Cuba recently.
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Briefly.co.za learned that Zuma held his annual Christmas party where he told guests that he was perfectly fine.
"I heard some people saying he (Zuma) was spotted at the chess tournament but he is so weak that he couldn't even play. Why didn't you ask me how I feel? Why write something without asking me? What's wrong? Because I have all my strength. I'm perfectly fine."
The embattled former president is facing mounting financial and legal woes. However, this did not stop him from hosting the Christmas event which has become a tradition where he blesses elders in his rural village of Nkandla according to enca.co.za.
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"I committed myself to have this event. Only [lack of] resources can stop us but as long as we still have limited resources, we will continue. Even if it means we slaughter a goat and share, that alone will be lovely."
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Earlier this week Briefly.co.za covered a story about former premier Supra Mahumapelo defending Jacob Zuma at the Christmas party.
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