Vusi was born to Zuma by his third wife Kate Mantsho in 1993, who bore him five children, including well-known twins Duduzane and Duduzile, before committing suicide in the year 2000.

News broke late on Sunday night that one of former president Jacob Zuma’s children, Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma, had passed away in Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg, aged 25, after a reported short illness.

The Citizen was able to confirm the veracity of the news through a close friend of the family.