- Former president Jacob Zuma has thrown major shade online, possibly at his successor President Cyril Ramaphosa
- Zuma implied that the country is in a mess because of someone who is all talk and no action
- Mzansi social media users have shared mixed reactions to the former president's post
Former president Jacob Zuma has taken to social media to throw shade, possibly at President Cyril Ramaphosa or the ANC-led government.
Zuma implied that the country is a mess after the ANC has recently been accused of misusing the R500 billion Covid-19 relief fund. The Special Investigating Unit has confirmed that it will be heading an inquiry into allegations of fraud and corruption relating to the fund.
Zuma used a Zulu proverb to describe a "person" who is eloquent but never achieves anything. He said, "Indlu yegagu iyanetha", which means the house of an eloquent person leaks when directly translated.
Zuma resigned as the country's president in February 2018 after intense pressure from his own party. The ANC had told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in Parliament. He was pressured to step down before the end of his full term in mid-2019 amid corruption allegations.
Mzansi has shared mixed reactions to Zuma's post.
"It was you who brought him back to politics, now he sold our country to the Ruperts."
"Forgive us baba. We were not thinking straight because of depression. Now you can come back. Union Building is all yours."
"We miss you baba. Our country is now Woolworths. Everything is expensive."
"Ubaba doesn’t have so say much, it’s all there for all of us to see it’s a mess, and it’s clear to see how people still love ubaba, and we will always say it was never our father Jacob Zuma."
"Buya baba. Sebasivalela utshwala, basimbela amathuna (Come back baba. They've banned alcohol and even dug mass graves for us)."
"You sold our country for a plate of curry... Herman Mashaba is our only last hope."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that 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.
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.
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