Jacob Zuma’s son dies suddenly


JOHANNESBURG – Jacob Zuma’s son Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma has died after a short illness.

The former president’s spokesperson Vukile Mathabela confirmed the 25-year-old died in a private hospital in Johannesburg last night.

Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma is the youngest of five children born to the ANC leader and Kate Mantsho‚ who committed suicide. He is believed to have been born in 1993. His siblings include the well-known twins Duduzane and Duduzile.

The Rev Jesse Jackson Sr sent a condolence message‚ tweeting: “Sending prayers for and condolences to former South African President Jacob Zuma and family on the loss of their son‚ Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma. RIP.”

Mathabela says details surrounding Zuma’s death remain a family matter and there are no further details at present.

The Zuma family have indicated a representative will “advise on any further details” in due course