'Zuma resting': Ramaphosa

By Drum Digital
06 June 2014

President Jacob Zuma has been ordered by the ANC to rest.

President Jacob Zuma has been ordered by the ANC to rest after a tough election campaign, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday. "Following a gruelling election campaign we found that he needed to rest," Ramaphosa told delegates at a Nehawu special congress in Benoni, on the East Rand.

"He attended the NEC lekgotla this morning, and was thereafter sent packing to go and rest."

Ramaphosa did not say how long Zuma would be away from official duties.

Zuma was scheduled to address the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union congress, but sent Ramaphosa to deliver his speech.

The congress is expected to elect new office bearers after four of its leaders got national and provincial government posts.

-SAPA

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