Johannesburg: The African National Congress (ANC) has wished its Former President Jacob Zuma a speedy recovery after he underwent a surgical procedure on Saturday, 14 August 2021.
“The ANC Urges its Members and the People of South Africa to keep Comrade Zuma in their thoughts and prayers during this time, and wish him a speedy recovery”, says ANC National Spokesperson, Pule Mabe .
The Department of correctional services has confirmed that Former President Jacob Zuma will remain in hospital outside Estcourt Correctional Centre.
“Mr Zuma underwent a surgical procedure on Saturday, with other procedures scheduled for the coming days. As a result, DCS is unable to predict a discharge date as our priority at this stage is for Mr Zuma to be afforded the best care possible.”
Department of Correctional Services Spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo says government has a duty to care for the former president.
“As inmates are placed in correctional centres involuntarily, the state has a total and inescapable responsibility and duty to care for them in a manner that does not violate or compromise their constitutional rights, which include access to healthcare.”
“We appeal to all people to refrain from speculating on the health of Mr Zuma and allow medical practitioners space to continue providing quality healthcare to him.”
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