“He’s exhausted,” Maharaj said by mobile phone today. “After the election, there’s been no let-up. There are certain tests that can’t be performed at his home.”
Zuma, 72, was scheduled to take a few days off from public engagements and continue his official duties from home, the presidency said yesterday.
Zuma was sworn in for a second term last month after the ruling African National Congress secured 62 percent of the vote in May 7 elections.
“Yesterday President Zuma was advised to rest following a demanding election and transition program to the new administration,” Maharaj said in the statement on the presidency’s website today. “Doctors are satisfied with his condition.”
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