First lady: treated for ‘knee problem’

2011-01-04 00:00

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma’s first wife, Sizakele MaKhumalo Zuma, was forced to see the New Year in at an undisclosed Durban hospital following her admission on Friday.

President Zuma’s spokesperson, Zanele Mngadi, confirmed yesterday that the First Lady was admitted to the Durban hospital on December 31, but denied that she was still in hospital yesterday as earlier reports indicated.

“She had a minor knee problem so she went to the hospital on the evening of 31st (December).

“She went home the following day but actually she spent eight hours at the hospital. She is fine now,” Mngadi said.

Earlier reports stated MaKhumalo was seriously ill and still in hospital as of yesterday. — WR.

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