Pretoria – Reports claim that President Jacob Zuma was rushed to an unnamed private hospital after falling from stairs in his house on Monday evening.
An eyewitness reveals that the presidential medical team accompanied by one of the first ladies Thobeka Stacy Mabhija was spotted at a private hospital trying to shield the first citizen away from onlookers. The cause of his fall is yet to be established, some claims that it was a slip off the stairs but many fingers are pointing at coalition stress as the main cause.
Talking to the media, one of the close sources to the Presidency hinted at the ongoing pressure that the President is facing.
“We have to control major metros at all cost, but the problem is the President and a few leaders are against the notion of joining forces with the Economic Freedom Fighters. This triggered in-house fights within the ANC hierarchy leading to high levels of stress at the top leadership. A lot is at stake, we need to preserve our ANC image and pride but we also need to retain control of these metros,” he said.
He also denied the reports that Zuma was rushed to a private hospital.
“I have nothing to say about it, if it is true just wait for an official comment about it but the last time I saw him, he was fit and fine.”
Source: Times Live.