South Africa former President Jacob Zuma loses son

The youngest son of former South African President Jacob Zuma has died, aged 25.

According to media reports, Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma passed away on Sunday night after a short illness.

A source close to the former president told the BBC that Mr Zuma was "very distraught over the passing of his son”.

US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson
posted his condolences on Twitter, saying that he is “sending prayers” to the Zuma family.

Confirming the news, Vukile Mathabela, the media liaison for the 76-year-old former head of state at the presidency, told South African outlet News24 that details would be released later today, once a family spokesperson is appointed.

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