Zuma pays visit to Madiba

President Jacob Zuma dropped by former president Nelson Mandela’s home on Monday.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma this morning paid a visit to Nelson Mandela at his Houghton home.

Mandela is receiving around-the-clock medical care at his home after spending almost three months in hospital earlier this year while suffering from a lung infection.

When Eyewitness News arrived outside Mandela's home, around a dozen Tshwane metro police motorcycles were parked along the road along with numerous other police vehicles and VIP protection 4 X 4s.

Moments later they fired up their engines as the presidential convoy emerged from the driveway.

The cars sped down the road and almost instantly the street fell quiet again.

It is understood the visit was not health related.

This weekend Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was quoted as saying Madiba had lost his voice.

He now uses facial expressions to communicate with his family, but she says he is not in a critical condition.