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Zuma discharged from hospital

The president had to undergo a minor procedure to remove gallstones.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: EWN.

MVEZO - President Jacob Zuma cancelled his trip to former President Nelson Mandela's village after a medical check-up revealed he had gallstones which needed to be removed.

Zuma has been discharged from hospital.

Presidential spokesperson Bongani Majola said, "President Jacob Zuma has been discharged from hospital. The doctors are pleased with the outcome of the procedure and the president will spend the next few days resting but he will also be working from home."

While he was recovering, government officials who visited a newly built primary school in Mvezo say he will be impressed by the facility.

Transport minister Dipuo Peters, who accompanied basic education minister Angie Motshekga to the newly built Mvezo Primary School, says the president will get a surprise when he sees the new school.

"The president, because he loves good and beautiful things, he will be wowed. Because it is integrated, it is comprehensive, it focuses on everything that needs to happen in the learning environment," says Peters.

While the minor procedure is expected to interrupt the president's work programme for a few weeks, he has promised to attend the official opening of the school next month.

Motshekga has also given the institution the thumbs up and has promised to boost its science lab with more equipment