- South African journalist Redi Tlhabi has taken to Twitter to express her views on Duduzane Zuma
- Redi was responding to a tweet where someone said she would have done a better job of interviewing the former president's son
- Redi referred to Duduzane as the "handsome, rich son of a former president" and said that those were not criteria for an interview
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South African journalist Redi Tlhabi has roasted Duduzane Zuma on Twitter. This comes after the former president's son appeared on a local news channel for an interview. A Twitter user called out journalists with regard to the interview.
Someone then responded saying that Redi would have done a better job of interviewing Duduzane. Redi was not having this suggestion and said she would never agree to interview Duduzane nor would she sign off on it if she were an editor. Redi said:
"Being the handsome, rich son of a former president is not a criterion for newsworthiness."
The award-winning news anchor's tweet was met with a lot of different responses from Saffa tweeps.
Take a look at Redi's tweet response below:
Redi followed up her tweet with a thread:
Here are some of the responses to Redi's tweet:
"By hook or by crook, he is a successful black entrepreneur. I will like to see him grilled by a good journalist on his business ventures and how he managed to secure those sought-after contracts."
"@RediTlhabi but so much has been written and said about the guy, surely he deserves a platform to voice out his opinion."
Briefly.co.za recently reported on Duduzane after he revealed that he wants to pursue a career in politics. The 36-year-old spoke about his face appearing on ballot papers for the elections in 2024. Duduzane believes that he can return the ANC to its "former glory".
He said he is an ANC member and that he was not only born into the ANC but that the party "grew him up". Duduzane also cleared the air by saying he does not plan on running for the presidency of the ANC Youth League.
The young businessman spoke about not dwelling on claims that his father's tenure was a wasted nine years but would rather like to focus on ways to get South Africa back to a "credible state".
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