- Briefly.co.za asked South Africans on Facebook what they thought the best thing about the Zuma presidency was
- Unsurprisingly, a lot of comments were very negative
- In classic Mzansi fashion, however, people made sure to throw in some jokes
In recent weeks, both Gwede Mantashe and Jacob Zuma have defended the legacy of the Zuma presidency, claiming that it did actually achieve some goals.
Briefly.co.za took to Facebook to find out what South Africans had to say.
Most of the comments were not very positive regarding the Zuma years, and Mzansi had a lot of jokes for the former president.
In particular, Briefly.co.za asked citizens what they thought was the most positive Zuma did for South Africa while president.
One Facebook user, Sifiso Skosana wrote, "The most positive thing he did was stepping down."
Others also felt the former president had achieved little, with one user sarcastically saying, "He was such a great singer and I loved how he pronounced numbers."
Johnny Milias, for example, added that Jacob Zuma only benefited opposition parties - particularly the EFF.
Nevertheless, Zuma had some defenders. Some praised the way his administration dealt with the HIV/Aids crisis. Others praised his policies on rural development and higher education, particularly his decison not to increase the cost of university fees following the 2015 #FeesMustFall protests.
Despite this, the majority of people who commented agreed that they thought Zuma's approach to the economy was a failure, and also slammed the extensive corruption that occurred under his watch.
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