First lady recovering in hospital after surgery

2018-03-15 22:34
President Cyril Ramaphosa with First Lady Tshepo Motsepe sing along to the national anthem. (Gianluigi Guercia, AFP)

President Cyril Ramaphosa with First Lady Tshepo Motsepe sing along to the national anthem. (Gianluigi Guercia, AFP)

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Johannesburg - First lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe is currently recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery, President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson confirmed on Thursday.

"We can confirm that [she] was admitted to hospital earlier this week. She had a knee operation," Khusela Diko said.

"She is recovering well and should be discharged by the weekend. We wish her a speedy recovery."

Motsepe, who is a medical doctor, is understood to be recovering in a hospital in Johannesburg.

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