Former President Jacob Zuma has apparently refused to be medically examined by National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) appointed doctors.
The refusal comes as a result of incessant chatter regarding the condition of his health, as his foundation states that he is sick and tired of his claims of ill-health coming into question.
Zuma is currently serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court but was hospitalised mere days after his arrest. News24 has reported that JG Zuma Foundation spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi has accused the State of “second-guessing” the medical report provided by the military doctors responsible for Zuma’s care. This comes despite the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg Judge Piet Koen giving the go-ahead for the State to grant a “medical practitioner of its choice to examine Mr Zuma.”
“All President Zuma says in all this is that because his name is involved, now all of a sudden, somebody must think that now there’s some shenanigans,” stated Manyi.
Manyi says that the NPA is still examining the report, which will then determine the way forward.
“The NPA is still dealing and examining the report to be able to form a view in terms of the way forward. Reports that president Zuma has refused are ahead of us,” continued Manyi.
According to IOL, the Department of Correctional Services has confirmed Zuma underwent a surgical procedure on August 14 and that further surgery was scheduled.
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