- South Africans are fed up with corruption in the country and they are calling for those who are responsible to be held accountable
- The frustrations led to #ZumaWasBetter to trend on Twitter on Tuesday
- Social media users called President Ramaphosa's 'New Dawn' a "scam" and praised his predecessor
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Former President Jacob Zuma has really become a superstar lately. While only two years ago South Africans called for "Zuma to fall", now he has been labelled a better head of state.
On Tuesday, #ZumaWasBetter trended on Twitter as South Africans flooded the social media platform, voicing their views on uBaba's time in office versus that of the current ANC leadership.
While there were those who said Zuma could not be praised just because President Ramaphosa's ruling party is failing, others said South Africans were treated better under Msholozi's reign.
Last week, #ItWasNeverJacobZuma trended. South Africans said it is now clear that uBaba was not the problem in the ANC.
Now, #ZumaWasBetter is taking over social media. We decided to take a look at some of the posts under the trending hashtag:
Twitter user, @SiveXaluva, commented:
"We do not love Jacob Zuma as an individual. We love him for what he represented, what he stood for, the policies he implemented to improve the lives of the majority although he was under pressure. He was driven by ideologies and principles, not slogans. Hence, #ZumaWasBetter."
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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported the ANC caucus has released a statement condemning the allegations of corruption relating to the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. The group has now called for investigations to be fast-tracked and justice handed out immediately:
"As the ANC caucus we are deeply embarrassed by this barbaric behaviour and call on the fast-tracking of all these government-led initiatives to investigate and bring [perpetrators] to book immediately. Law enforcement agencies must work around the clock to stem the tide of [this] criminality."
These proceedings will be closely monitored by the group who will in turn take their own action:
"Those involved in corruption and looting of public resources must face the full might of the law swiftly, without any fear or favour. We will closely monitor the developments of the cases under investigation and take decisive action against those involved in corruption and unsavoury conduct."
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