Take a break, ANC tells Jacob Zuma

2014-06-06 14:13

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The leadership of the African National Congress has decided that President Jacob Zuma should take a break, the party has said.

The first change in Zuma’s programme was a decision for his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, to speak in his place at a National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union congress.

“Following the decision of the national officials of the ANC that President Zuma should take time off to recover from the intense general elections campaign, his deployment to [the] Nehawu congress today [Friday] has been reassigned to ... Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa,” the party said today.

An earlier ANC statement said the party leadership “has asked President Zuma to take time off from work following an intense elections campaign”.

It added: “The president, however, came to greet attendants of the ANC lekgotla in Irene. As expected, he briefly gave a political overview to the lekgotla and left.”

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