Meanwhile, the Zuma family is yet to meet to discuss the funeral arrangements because some family members were stuck in Durban following violent looting in parts of the country.
Zuma’s 77-year-old brother Khanya said: “We will discuss the compensation leave application with the family when we meet to discuss the funeral arrangements. We haven’t been able to meet because some family members are in Durban and have not been able to come to Nkandla because the roads are blocked.”
There are three remaining elders in the Zuma clan, including the former statesman, Khanya and 79-year-old Joseph.
On Tuesday, most family members were tested for Covid-19.
“We are all OK for now,” Khanya said, adding that the family would inform the nation when the funeral will take place.
He said the family was coming to grips with life without the former president’s presence at the homestead.
On Tuesday the Jacob Zuma Foundation, in a tweet, dispelled rumours that a high-level delegation went to visit Zuma in jail.