Zuma forced to refute fundraising scam in just his second Twitter post

Zuma forced to refute fundraising scam in just his second Twitter post

- 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

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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!!

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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.

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Returning to his tweet about the fundraising scam, Twitter users found ways to make light of the situation.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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