Jacob Zuma did not attend the presidential inauguration of his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, over the weekend and we asked our readers' thoughts on his absence.
On 25 May, Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as the president of South Africa - however, his predecessor was notably missing from the attendees.
According to reports, Jacob Zuma could not attend the inauguration of Ramaphosa because of his legal battles.
Briefly.co.za decided to ask our readers what they thought about uBaba being MIA at the inauguration of his successor.
We were overwhelmed with the responses and decided to take a look at some of our readers' comments.
Peet Badenhorst commented: "Because he's afraid of being arrested. He must go to jail for his actions and theft of the taxpayers' money."
Zelda May added: "No problem, was that me I won't make a fool out of me, to stay away was a good thought."
Marilyn Kugler wrote: "Sour grapes or maybe he wasn't invited."
Sfiso Nkosi Ndlangamandla said: "He made it clear that he is very busy with court case, so I don't see a need for him or big issue about not attending, he saved the money of the state."
Jennet Maphisa commented: "He just wants some peace and quiet with his family trough his court case and his son's...so let him be..."
Sphiwe Masina said: "He did explain why and I think it makes sense I was gonna do the same if I was in the similar situation!"
Sonja Le Roux added: "he should be behind bars never mind attending anything!"
James Maulana wrote: "He feels neglected and rejected."
Tumi Rasethuntsa said: "Zuma is preoccupied with his cases...give him some rest please."
Samukelisiwe Lihle commented: "It's proof that the ship is sinking...- steadily so, I suppose Jesus is coming back soon."
Atangana Joseph added: "There is no problem. But I think its wrong of him for being absent as a former head of state of this land. Politics!"
Fulufhelo Mavhungu wrote: "He is human, if he was hurt, it makes sense."
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