President Zuma discharged from

President Zuma discharged from hospital

President Jacob Zuma will take a few days off from public engagements, while continuing to perform official duties from home, following a brief stay in hospital after a ‘particularly demanding period in office’

President Zuma discharged from

President Jacob Zuma was discharged from a hospital in Pretoria on Sunday evening after being booked in on Friday to allow for a thorough check-up following a particularly demanding period in office, the Presidency said on Monday.

“The President will continue to rest for a few days and will work mainly from home during the rest period,” Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said in a statement, adding: “We thank the public for the messages of support and good wishes that have been received since the news of the hospitalisation of the President was made public.”

On Thursday, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) also ordered Zuma to rest after his intense election programme.

Radebe also slammed media reports that the President made ‘unscheduled visits’ to Durban hospitals early this year. Radebe reiterated that Zuma undertakes two major medical examinations each year, the first one in January and the second one in June.

“All visits are booked in advance, and those mentioned [in the media reports] were part of the annual first-semester check-ups.”

“This time round, the doctors felt he needed to be hospitalised for a thorough check-up following a demanding schedule. The doctors are happy with the results.”