Premier ‘stable’ in hospital

2012-02-20 10:19

Northern Cape Premier Hazel Jenkins was still in hospital today after suffering a stroke.

“According to her doctor, her condition remains stable,” said her spokesperson Mafu Davids.

“She is wide awake but is under observation and receiving intensive care.”

On Friday, the premier was about 30 minutes into her state of the province address when she collapsed at the CRC church in Kimberley.

Davids said it was unknown when she would be discharged. “She will need a long rest and won’t go back to work immediately.”

He said the provincial legislature would convene a special standing committee meeting tomorrow to appoint an acting premier.

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