Duduzile Defends Man Who Was Allegedly Arrested for Transporting Zuma Shirts

Duduzile Defends Man Who Was Allegedly Arrested for Transporting Zuma Shirts

  • Duduzile Zuma has social media buzzing after sharing her support for a pro-Zuma politician
  • The politician, Sizwe Nyambi, was apprehended while attempting to board a bus to KZN with pro-Zuma T-shirts to distribute
  • Mzansi shared mixed reactions to Duduzile's controversial post

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Duduzile Zuma continues to rally support for her incriminated father, former President Jacob Zuma. She has publicly stated her backing of a pro-Zuma supporter who'd been arrested for transporting protest T-shirts.

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Duduzile Zuma is defending ANC member Sizwe Nyambi. He was arrested for transporting pro-Zuma shirts. Images: Getty, @insightfactor/Twitter
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ANC member Sizwe Nyambi was arrested in Johannesburg for carrying the "Wenzeni UZuma" T-shirts meant to be taken to Zuma's court hearing in KZN.

Heading online, @DZumaSambudla shared this reaction to the news:

"We See You Cde Sizwe Nyambi!!! THEY Are No Longer Hiding… Ayikhale."

Social media users had mixed reactions to the controversial post. While some users confirmed their own allegiance with Jacob Zuma, others accused Duduzile of using the poor majority for her own selfish causes and inciting violence.

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Check out some of the mixed reactions below:

@Holidaymabotha2 said:

"I need that T-shirt also. Please."

@phindi_sambo said:

"Mxm Cyril wants to force himself on us... we only love our Zuma. Asimfuni."

@Lesiamo1 said:

"Propaganda."

@vuyokazbooy said:

"The Zuma twins are inciting an insurrection through social media, from the safety of their mansions... and they expect poor people to be in the streets on their behalf."

@DAVID54130563 said:

"So you believe this nonsense? Yoooh this family has bewitched you all."

@Mageme7 said:

"JUST BECAUSE ZUMA REFUSES TO SELL OUT, HE DID NOT TAKE THE IMF MONEY, HE IS THE FATHER OF RET AND FREE EDUCATION... HE DID NOT BRING THE GUPTAS HERE IN SA WE ALL KNOW THAT."

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Pro-Zuma protest called off after reports of Jacob Zuma's non-appearance

In related news, Briefly News previously reported that after reports stated that former president Jacob Zuma would not be appearing at the Pietermaritzburg High Court for his long-anticipated arms deal corruption trial, his supporters have called off planned demonstrations outside the courthouse.

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According to a report by News24, the #FreeJacobZuma movement stated that it would wait for the resumption of Zuma's hearing to move forward with their planned peaceful protest.

The movement stated they would mobilise at a later date upon Zuma appearing physically in court. The campaign also stated that Zuma's hearing being postponed would not affect other planned protests in other parts of the country.

They also stated that they would gather in support of suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, who is set to make a court appearance on Wednesday at the Bloemfontein High Court for his asbestos tender corruption trial.

Police in Pietermaritzburg on high alert ahead of Zuma's trial

Law enforcement officials in Pietermaritzburg stated that they will be on high alert outside the courthouse despite planned protests being called off, according to The Witness.

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