Mpumalanga premier 'collapses due to fatigue'

2015-09-08 14:18
David Mabuza (Picture: Beeld)

David Mabuza (Picture: Beeld)

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Mbombela - "Workaholic" Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza is "at home resting" after reportedly collapsing on Monday due to fatigue.

Sources within the provincial government told African Eye News Service that Mabuza collapsed and was airlifted to a hospital in Gauteng.

Mabuza's spokesperson Zibonele Mncwango, however, would not disclose whether Mabuza had in fact collapsed, but said Mabuza is "resting".

"He is home resting and people will see him on Thursday when he will answer questions in Nkomazi during the Taking the Legislature to the People [programme]," he said.

He described Mabuza as a "workaholic".

"You all know the premier is a workaholic. He has been travelling too much. He was in Italy, China and Angola doing government work, so he has been busy.

"What we can say is that people must not worry, or become scared. He is not sick, he is well and they [the people] will see him soon," said Mncwango.

In March this year, Mabuza recounted how he once collapsed after being appointed to serve under Mpumalanga's first premier, Mathews Phosa. He said at the time he had been so overwhelmed with work that, at one stage, he had collapsed during a meeting.

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