One of the sons of the former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has passed on.
Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma died late Sunday evening in a hospital in South Africa. He was 25 years old.
According to South African news outlets, Vusi died of a short illness after being admitted at the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.
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The Zuma family indicated that a representative will provide further details in due course.
Vusi is one of the five children of Zuma and his third wife Kate Mantsho. He has been away from the limelight unlike his brothers Duduzane and Duduzile. Their mother committed suicide in 2000 after 24 years of marriage to the former president.
Condolences have started streaming in on social media.
Sending prayers for and condolences to former South African President Jacob Zuma & family on the loss of their son, Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma. RIP. https://t.co/QgcYvdCblh
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) July 1, 2018
#RETMO sends its heartfelt condolences to the People’s President Jacob Zuma & family on the loss of their son, Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma, who passed on this evening after a short illness. The family shall advise on further details in due course @CommaRetmo @afroworldview pic.twitter.com/UHtgK5ZYA3
— RETMO – Communications (@RETMOComms) July 1, 2018
Heartfelt condolences to the Zuma Family over the loss of his son #VusiZuma ???
— Joseph Patla Maloka (@JP_Maloka) July 2, 2018
Former Jacob Zuma’s Son goes by the name of Vusi has passed on..May his soul rest in peace… RIPVusi
— Matebese_Matebese (@GreenScarfSA) July 1, 2018