Johannesburg • South African President Jacob Zuma is missing a three-day Cabinet meeting this week while resting after hospital tests, leaving his deputy to handle some of his official duties in the days ahead.
Officials have revealed few details about 72-year-old Zuma's condition, saying only that he is recovering from a demanding work schedule and that doctors are satisfied with the results of their examinations.
"He must maximize the time he has to rest," the South African Press Association quoted presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj as saying on Tuesday. Zuma is working from home and there is no time limit on his rest period, according to Maharaj. The president's office previously said he was discharged from a hospital on Sunday after a weekend checkup.