Premier of Northern Cape Hazel Jenkins continues to remain hospitalized

Hazel Jenkins, the premier of Northern Cape collapsed during her address during the last week.

Ms. Jenkins experienced a stroke on Friday in Kimberley while delivering her state of the province address. She delivered her speech for half an hour and collapsed when her speech was about to end. The event was held at the Christian Revival Church (CRC) which was also to mark the inauguration of provincial legislature. She was taken to the hospital instantly where the treatment begun in no time. The event was adjourned until the premier got better. As per media news Monday morning, she remains hospitalized.

Spokesman of the premier, Mafu Davids informed the press that there is no specified date of the premier being discharged. She is under treatment and no date can be given for sure when she will resume her office again. He said, “According to her doctor, her condition remains stable. She is wide awake but is under observation and receiving intensive care”.

Mr. Davids also said, “She will need a long rest and won’t go back to work immediately”.

Viewing the uncertain health situation of the premier, the Northern Cape legislature has called for a meeting tomorrow morning to review the case and appoint an acting-premier for the time being.  

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