By: Kaya News reporter
Former President Jacob Zuma’s younger brother Michael passed away on Sunday. According to Khanya Zuma, a senior member of the Zuma family, Michael was not well for some time and passed away at 11h00 on Sunday.
Michael Zuma, a brother of former Pres Jacob Zuma and a senior member of the Zuma family in Nkandla, has passed away. According to information from Khanya Zuma, another senior member of the family, Michael was not well & he passed away around 11am on Today. pic.twitter.com/y3QijwyeFv
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His passing comes just a few days after Jacob Zuma handed himself over to police at the Estcourt prison in KZN.
Although nothing has been officially said by the Department of Correctional Services, Zuma can apply to leave his prison and go home to bury his brother, and later come back.
Zuma’s younger brother was 77-years old at his passing and no further details about his death have been made available by the Zuma family.
Michael was the Zuma family spokesperson when his brother was president.
Since Zuma’s arrest, protests have been ongoing in parts of KZN and has spread to parts of Gauteng with a further call for a complete shutdown of the country.
There has been no word on whether Michael’s passing has been brought to Jacob Zuma’s attention and what the plans are for his brother’s funeral arrangements.