- Former President Jacob Zuma's supporters have taken to social media to thank Msholozi for his service
- Many of his supporters wrote about the services he provided the country with others saying that he was the most humble president
- Other South Africans quickly reminded Msholozi's supporters that his presidency has been riddled with corruption
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JOHANNESBURG - Former President Jacob Zuma has been trending on social media for some time and his supporters have been singing his praises.
South Africans took to Twitter to highlight Zuma's contributions during his presidency and some people have even gone as far as stating that things were much better during Msholozi's term.
People have even gone as far as stating that since President Cyril Ramaphosa took over the country, South Africa has been on a downward decline, claiming that Ramaphosa has been captured by the Rupert and Oppenheimer families.
Other people were not on board with all the praises Zuma has been receiving and have hit back by saying that his presidency was corrupt and not as great as everyone seems to think. Twitter users even reminded Zuma's supporters that the Guptas prevailed during the former president's presidency.
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Here are some of the comments Briefly News put together:
"South African ex president Zuma is the best President in Africa because he was able to manage the country and economic growth. I would rather be in South Africa governed by Zuma than be in any stagnant African country."
"You are giving Zuma far too much credit;Zuma did much more damage than good to South Africa!"
"President Zuma no, former president Zuma failed us big time, he sold us to GUPTAS,,HE'S THE MOST DECORATED CORRUPT FORMER PRESIDENT EVER,, a man who was ready to sell his country to individuals."
"During nine wasted years, dots were connected and investors and businesses losing money. NGO marching and media houses and their investigative journalists probing. Now that dots are connecting them all is well. President Zuma's lost nine prosperous years."
"Arrogance has been a problem since 1994. President Zuma remains the most humble ANC leader hence his mass appeal."
"What has Zuma's humbleness contributed to South Africa as opposed to his corruption?"
“True definition of loyalty”: Zuma declares his support for the ANC, peeps weigh in
Briefly News previously reported that the news of Former President Jacob Zuma's continued support for the ruling party has clearly rubbed some South Africans the wrong way. It seems President Ramaphosa's enthusiastic response to Zuma's support has also stirred up some controversy.
Heading online, Briefly News had social media users weigh in on the matter.
Check out some of the mixed reactions below:
Msidos Wama Hit said:
"President Zuma is the true definition of loyalty... He has been loyal to the African National Congress since the dark days of Apartheid."
Morwesi Phume said:
"Ke boloi ba eng bo mara??? Really??? And now were are supposed to believe that you two like/care/respect each other!!!? And why does that matter now? Oh right, ELECTIONS!!!"
Brenda Beneke said:
"You really are a piece of work, Rama! A flip flopper of note. You support him now because you are birds of a feather, and you want his help to fight your failing party. You are desperate to retain power when you don't deserve it."