- A Twitter account allegedly managed by Duduzane Zuma, has South Africans spitting mad
- A tweet in defence of his father and former president Jacob Zuma, drew a deluge of responses from the Twitter community, most of them asking where Duduzane was
- The account is unverified, so it's unclear whether it is in fact, Duduzane Zuma's
Twitter has gone straight for the throat in response to a tweet allegedly made by Duduzane Zuma in defence of his father.
On Friday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced it would prosecute Jacob Zuma on 16 charges of racketeering‚ money laundering‚ fraud and corruption in relation to the multi-billion rand arms deal.
Briefly.co.za gathered Duduzane tweeted after the announcement: “Zuma did what the nation asked and resigned. He does not deserve this treatment‚ he abandoned his family and went to exile to liberate his own people who are today against him. Today I’m referred to as a refugee‚ because of the sacrifices my father did for his people.”
A day later, he corrected a mistake in his previous tweet: “I note that in my previous tweet I mentioned that I was labelled as a ‘refugee’‚ which was a mistake for ‘foreigner’. I was born in Mozambique‚ we’ve seen Mr Malema obsess about that. As for a fugitive‚ I disagree‚ I have done nothing wrong. Doing business with Guptas is not a sin.”
Twitter lashed out at him, with many demanding that he announce his location, or turn on Twitter's location settings.
The leaked Gupta e-mails showed Duduzane had bought an apartment in Dubai with the help of the Guptas and their associates worth almost R18 million in 2015. Duduzane is also a shareholder in several Gupta companies.
Parliament’s public enterprises committee decided last week to subpoena Duduzane and others to appear before its inquiry into state capture. Failure to comply with a subpoena is an offence.
Democratic Alliance MP Natasha Mazzone, asked Duduzane whether he would show up at a parliamentary inquiry into state capture.
University of Cape Town adjunct law professor Nomboniso Gasa, told Duduzane that he was wrong, "Zuma ‘deserves his days in court’ and so do you.”
The account isn't a verified account, so there's no telling whether it really is Duduzane Zuma tweeting, or someone who simply wants to cause a stir.
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