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DA offers to foot the bill for a private doctor for Zuma

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The DA has offered to pay for Zuma to be examined by an independent doctor, in light of his apparent refusal to be examined by NPA-appointed doctors.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Cilliers Brink issued a statement on Thursday, 2 September 2021, in which he conveyed that the DA is offering to pay for an independent physician to examine former president, Jacob Zuma’s health. This is in light of Zuma’s refusal to be examined by National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) doctors.

The DA stated that since Zuma is a defendant in a high-profile corruption case involving public funds, his medical status is of public interest. The party believes that it has an obligation to ensure that the public is informed of his medical condition.

Brink also believes that the importance of this is especially attributed to Zuma’s fitness to stand trial, and that the public deserves full transparency on the matter. Brink further noted the speculation surrounding Zuma’s health and has called on him to cooperate with the state or accept the DA’s offer.

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