Zuma in Ebola scare

    Social media platforms were ablaze on Thursday with rumours South African president Jacob Zuma had contracted the Ebola virus.

    Sources at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria said that Zuma was placed under solitary confinement in a special ward at the hospital after showing symptoms of the dreaded virus.

    The presidency was quick to deny the rumours and asked the public not to panic.

    “The president had a high temperature but felt much better after taking a shower,” spokesperson Mac Maharaj said.

    “The president hasn’t visited any informal settlements or public hospital since the pre-elections campaigning back in May, and is unlikely to have contracted anything from the people,” Maharaj said.


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