- Zuma stuck to posting images on Twitter instead of video, claiming that data is expensive
- His humorous post won the affections of Twitter who found him to be a funny and relatable person
- Zuma recently joined the platform and it has done well for his public image
While former president Jacob Zuma may have lost the love and respect he once had as president of the country, his crazy antics have found a home on Twitter. This became clear when uMsholozi posted what seemed to be a meme he had made of himself.
In his Tweet, Zuma posted an photo of himself, writing that he wasn’t posting a video today because data is expensive - a sentiment most South Africans can relate to.
The tweet which was liked over 12 000 times also had a ton of comments as Twitter rushed to add their two cents to the mix.
Although Twitter would like to be sympathetic to Zuma's data issues, users had to point out that his KwaZulu-Natal abode should surely, have WiFi.
Overlooking the fact that the former president could hardly have an issue buying data to post videos, Twitter reflected that even though Zuma turned out to be not so great as a president, no one can deny his sense of humour.
Very helpful solutions to Zuma’s data problem emerged as someone jokingly suggested he give Twitter his number so data can be bought for him.
Zuma also created an opportunity for Twitter to discuss the serious issue of data in the country, where there is a great divide in access to internet and technology, with one user commenting, "Can u please decolonise SA Data. Msholozi is decolonising the captured mind of many citizens. Do your bit and liberate a black child from Data monopolies slavery."
Zuma joined Twitter in November 2018 and the social media platform seems to be providing him with an opportunity to win back the love he once lost, by showing South Africans that he is just a relatable and funny guy.
Perhaps running out of data is a blessing in disguise as the previous videos he posted caused quite a stir on social media, most notably his two part opinion on land expropriation.
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