NFP leader recovering

2014-11-22 00:00

NATIONAL Freedom Party president Zanele Magwaza-Msibi is recovering well in a Durban hospital after an operation to her vital organs this week.

Sources close to the leader told Weekend ­Witness that the operation was a success and ­Magwaza-Msibi should be transferred from ICU to an ordinary ward soon.

The Witness reported this week that the ­deputy minister of Science and Technology ­suffered a stroke in her Ulundi home on Sunday. Several sources told The Witness that Magwaza-Msibi (52) collapsed while getting dressed.

But the Msibi family denied that she had ­suffered a stroke. A statement issued by her office said she had been hospitalised after her family advised her to rest.

Yesterday, Durban daily Isolezwe reported that the leader had undergone surgery. It also ­reported that Magwaza-Msibi’s daughter, Gugu Gumede, had been hospitalised following the news of her mother’s condition.

Magwaza-Msibi’s spokesperson Canaan Mdletshe confirmed that her condition had ­improved, “She has improved dramatically. She is doing well.”

Mdletshe said reports of Gumede being ­hospitalised were false.

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