- South Africans are deeply saddened to see footage of former president Jacob Zuma returning home to bury his late brother, Michael
- Zuma is currently serving his 15-month jail sentence but he was allowed to pay his final respects to his younger brother, Michael
- Many people in Mzansi feel he was embarrassed as they argue he was not supposed to be handcuffed, some also blame the media for bad publicity about the politician
A video allegedly showing former president Jacob Zuma arriving in Nkandla has surfaced on the internet. The video clip shows a number of people, Zuma’s supporters or family, singing as they celebrate their arrested leader.
“NguZuma lona abamaziyo,” the group can be heard singing around the embattled politician while he smiles in the short clip.
Posted by @DanielMarven on Twitter, the video has attracted the response of South Africans. Some have questioned the media’s role in portraying Zuma as a bad leader.
The post reads:
“Truly speaking media played a huge role to make us hate Zuma. Yes, his relationship with the Guptas was questionable but nothing of wrongdoing is proven yet.”
“Then he must go to court and answer and stop all the delaying tactics.”
“Painful to watch, why did they handcuff him?”
“Didn’t notice he was handcuffed. Aycha bayabukisa ngaye shame.”
“Did the media statement from correctional services not say he’d be dressed in the traditional orange suite??”
“Politicians really need to think out of the box when they are still in power. No one stays in power forever. I genuinely believe that Zuma is a good person net he got greedy and misled during his tenure as president. The old man must serve his time and go back to his family.”
“Meeting their visitors in prison and attending a funeral at home is too different things. And Zuma was lucky to be allowed to change his clothes other prisoners aren't allowed they go there wearing prisons uniforms.”
“President Zuma is lucky to have a family that loves him. A lot of men don't invest in their family's well being and will die lonely and bitter.”
“The man is still strong and looks good.”
Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla applauds Uyajola 9/9 host Jub Jub
In a recent post on Zuma, Briefly News reported previously that Zuma-Sambudla and the host of Uyajola 9/9, Jub Jub, seem to have morphed into birds of the same feather after a video showing the latter spewing controversial remarks made the rounds on social media.
Jub Jub goes on a heated tirade rubbishing the government, and in and among it all, chalking himself up. The rant divided views and, in the case of Zuma-Sambudla, drew praise.
The video was captioned:
"Respect to you @official_jubjub … No army was sent when 500 billion was looted."
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