- Former President Jacob Zuma joined Twitter earlier today
- However, he had to refute a fundraising scam in only his second post
- A Twitter user had apparently set up a bank account to raise funds for Zuma
In just his second tweet after joining Twitter earlier today, former President Jacob Zuma was forced to alert South Africans about a fundraising scam.
A Twitter user, @Muke25700481, had shared details of a bank account apparently to raise funds for Zuma. The post read:
Capitec Bank. JG Zuma. Acc 1270361331. Fundraising for uBaba. It goes direct no middle man. SA is a giving Nation; let's say thank you MSHOLOZI!!
Zuma quoted the tweet and wrote, "This is false." This implied that if the bank account was real, it was likely part of a scam.
As Briefly.co.za reported earlier, Zuma breathed some life into social media when he joined Twitter.
His first post was a video in which he said he looked forward to engaging with the people of South Africa.
Returning to his tweet about the fundraising scam, Twitter users found ways to make light of the situation.
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