Mzansi is lit ya'll! Especially after former president, Jacob Zuma, joined Twitter and Instagram. But, navigating the social media streets can be a daunting task for any newcomer. But, luckily for Msholozi, Mzansi has his back.
Last week, Briefly.co.za reported that Zuma joined Twitter.
In a video posted to Twitter, Zuma said:
"I decided it was time to move with the times to join this important area of conversation. I hear many people are talking about me. I felt it was necessary that I should join in."
His tweet was met with much enthusiasm and was retweeted 298 times at the time of publishing, with hundreds of comments.
In just his second tweet after joining Twitter, 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.
When he initially joined Twitter, he said he knows people are talking about him, but as lit as Saffas are, they quickly informed him he's also famous for memes on social media.
Social media can be a little scary for any newcomer, but users were quick to offer Msholozi some tips that would help him understand social media a little better and soon become a pro at it.
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