Former president Jacob Zuma will not be attending the 108th birthday party of the ANC. The celebrations will be held in Kimberly where thousands are expected to attend.
Sources within the ruling party have said that Zuma's absence is due to the recent medical care he received in Cuba last month. He was reportedly being treated for an eye condition.
Zuma had failed to show up at President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration in May 2019 but did attend the January 8 event in Durban at the Moses Mabhida Stadium according to iol.co.za.
"The former president is in good spirits and appreciates the support he has received in the last few weeks. Yes, he has been treated abroad. This year will be busy for him as he will be focusing on projects that are close to his heart," the Jacob Zuma Foundation said.
In other news, Briefly.co.za covered the report on how much the ANC has allegedly spent on its birthday party - R50 million.
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