Jacob Zuma is 'overseas for medical reasons' and Mzansi has questions
News that former president Jacob Zuma had taken ill and was undergoing “treatment” overseas has left many asking questions.
According to a Sunday World report, Zuma is seeking treatment for an illness linked to an alleged 2014 poison plot. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) declined in September to investigate claims that he had been poisoned.
TimesLIVE reported that Zuma's lawyers in a letter to the Zondo commission said he was in hospital in a foreign country and that he would miss the deadline to respond to an application by Redi Tlhabi to cross-examine him. The commission is yet to indicate how it will respond to Zuma's “ill health”.
Tlhabi applied to cross-examine Zuma at the commission earlier this year after Zuma accused her of being a “spy” and part of a group that “co-ordinated [an] attempt to assassinate” his character.
She said she had received death threats after the former president's testimony.
Here is a snapshot of the reactions.
Zuma sneaking out of the country for Cuba to get medical treatment, how is it that these corrupt African leaders always seeking treatment in a foreign country. He disregard our highly qualified drs and he overlooked his own sangomas too. What is this crook up to.— Keith Marshall (@samadie1) December 9, 2019
"Zuma in Cuba seeking treatment for an illness linked to an alleged poison plot from 2014." Jacob I wish you a speedy and full recovery, you have to have you day in court, you not going to get out of it like the Guptas and Gavin Watson.— southafricanboer (@africanboer) December 8, 2019