South African president at home after health tests
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 21:04
  
Johannesburg: South African officials say President Jacob Zuma is missing a three-day Cabinet meeting this week while resting after hospital tests.

The South African Press Association today quoted presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj as saying Zuma will not give a planned speech next Monday, a national holiday. Maharaj says the 72-year-old must maximise his rest time and is working from home.

Maharaj says no time limit has been set on Zuma's break.

The president's office previously said he was discharged from a hospital on Sunday after a weekend checkup following a demanding schedule.

Last month, Zuma was inaugurated for a second five-year term after the election victory of the ruling African National Congress party, which has dominated politics since the end of white rule in 1994.

AP

First Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 21:04


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