Jacob Zuma may be one of the most controversial presidents South Africa had, but he was without a doubt one of the most entertaining heads of state. Zuma had many moments that had South Africans in stitches while he was their leader.
During his time as president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma had many moments that either had South Africans roaring with laughter or shaking their heads in embarrassment.
Briefly.co.za took a look at some of Zuma's more memorable funny moments and compiled a short list of the best ones.
A list every single moment that made Zuma memorable would be incredibly long, so it has been shortened to only the best ones, and even that was difficult to choose.
With that said, here are 5 things about Zuma that entertained everyone, even if it was rather embarrassing sometimes.
1. His 'jolly party attitude' and dance moves
Jacob Zuma was always ready to sing and dance with his people. He would often sing his heart out, and maybe that's what made him one of the most popular presidents. He was also often in a really 'jolly' mood.
2. His infectious laughter
Who doesn't get a smile on their face when they hear (or think about) Zuma's laugh? He seemed to always be laughing, even in his more troubled moments. Zuma once even said he couldn't hold back his laughter. Perhaps it's what helps him during his difficult times.
3. His numerical troubles
Zuma's difficulty with reading large numbers is no secret. In fact, even the popular British TV show Top Gear once poked fun at Zuma for having a tough time reading numbers out loud.
4. He had 8 lives!
Talk about a survivor! Zuma was almost like a cat in his political career. He survived 8 votes of no confidence.
Zuma's Nkandla - who doesn't know about it? It's been an issue of controversy for years and will likely be one until the end of time. Many people (especially white people) have a hard time pronouncing Nkandla correctly, and Zuma took a jab at them.
Check out this video to see what we're talking about:
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