Kaizer Chiefs star Dumisani Zuma says his surname weighs heavy on him

Kaizer Chiefs star Dumisani Zuma says his surname weighs heavy on him

- Dumisani Zuma has made a name for himself as a striker

- However, his surname brings him even more attention

- This is because everyone wants to know if he's related to former president Jacob Zuma

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Kaizer Chiefs star Dumisani Zuma might have made a name for himself as an ace striker, but his surname threatens to eclipse all of that.

This is because everyone he meets wants to know if he's related to former president Jacob Zuma, Briefly.co.za learned.

Speaking to Sowetan Live, Dumisani said an overseas fan even sent him a message on Instagram asking if he's Duduzane Zuma's brother.

The striker said:

Everyone thinks when you are Zuma then you're related to the former president. To be a Zuma now means being easily recognisable to people and having a surname that is famous.

However, his famous surname has not fazed him from excelling on the soccer pitch.

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Dumisani, 23, nevertheless shares the former president's famous charm and warm personality. This is despite losing both his parents in a space of two years.

He regretted the fact that his parents, who were staunch Kaizer Chiefs supporters, are not alive to watch him play for their favourite team. He explained:

My mom passed away in 2010 and then my dad in 2012. It was a very difficult time for me. Even now I miss them a lot.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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