Jacob Zuma Loses Son

Former President of South Africa Jacob Zuma has lost one of his sons‚ Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma.

Vusi who is the youngest of five children born to the former ANC leader and his third wife Kate Mantsho, passed away on Sunday night in Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg, aged 25, after a reported brief illness.

The Zuma family said in a short statement they would offer further details on what had happened in due course.

He was born in 1993 and his siblings include the well-known twins Duduzane and Duduzile.

Vusi’s mother Kate Mantsho committed suicide in 2000.

The Rev Jesse Jackson Sr sent a condolence message‚ tweeting:

“Sending prayers for and condolences to former South African President Jacob Zuma and family on the loss of their son‚ Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma. RIP.”

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