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Thursday 24 July 2014

South African president Jacob Zuma takes break

Published 06/06/2014|16:41

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President of South Africa Jacob Zuma recently won a fresh term in government
President of South Africa Jacob Zuma recently won a fresh term in government
South African President Jacob Zuma greets supporters of the ANC after voting. Photo: REUTERS/Rogan Ward
South African President Jacob Zuma greets supporters of the ANC after voting. Photo: REUTERS/Rogan Ward
Supporters of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's ruling African National Congress (ANC) cheer during their party's final election rally in Soweto, May 4, 2014. South Africa goes to the polls on Wednesday in elections which are expected to keep the ANC in power.
Supporters of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's ruling African National Congress (ANC) cheer during their party's final election rally in Soweto, May 4, 2014. South Africa goes to the polls on Wednesday in elections which are expected to keep the ANC in power.

South African president Jacob Zuma has said he is taking a rest for a few days to recover from the demands of a recent election campaign and shaping his new administration.

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The president's office said the 72-year-old will take a break from public engagements but will work from home.

Mr Zuma has begun a second five-year term following the election victory last month of the ruling African National Congress party, which has dominated politics in South Africa since the end of white rule in 1994.

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