- Jacob Zuma and his son, Duduzane, spoke to each other in a 44-minute video recording that has gone viral online
- Duduzane opened up about his mother's death and how the media came into possession of a note she had left
- He also spoke about David Mabuza, whose life he helped save after he had been poisoned
Jacob Zuma and his son, Duduzane, gave South Africans a glimpse into their conversations on Wednesday.
Duduzane got candid about difficult moments he had to go through, including seeing his mother's lifeless body.
He said he had no idea how the press got hold of the letter his mom wrote before her final moments and added he had not seen it since the day they found her on her bed.
Take a look at Duduzane speaking about his mother's final moments below:
In another part of the father-son-interview, Duduzane revealed he helped save David Mabuza's life after he had been poisoned in 2018.
He told his father:
"It's a scary thing to see, how he was detailing it and the pain that he was in. Poison affects people in different ways, but this one was a slow poison that was killing him from the inside through his core, that was what the mobility problem was."
The younger Zuma said he and Tony Gupta travelled to Moscow to fetch the now-deputy president.
However, despite the lengths Duduzane went through to help Mabuza, their relationship crumbled afterwards.
"There has been breakdown in my relationship with him and not from my side, from his side. I clearly don't know, maybe myself and him will have that discussion one day. He has always been someone I held in high regard. I'm not asking him for any favours. I have never asked him for any favours. I was part of a team that saved his life. I'm not looking for preferential treatment."
Take a look at the snippets below:
Duduzane trended on Twitter after the interview surfaced online and Briefly.co.za gathered South Africans gave their two cents' worth on his statements.
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