- South Africans celebrated Jacob Zuma’s resignation on Twitter with the #ZumaIsGoneParty
- Trevor Noah tweeted that he was still mourning JZ’s resignation
- Trevor will likely use his old favourite Julius Malema for comedic inspiration from now on
Last week South African Twitter users celebrated Jacob Zuma’s resignation as president with the hashtag #ZumaIsGoneParty.
The country breathed a collective sigh of relief when Zuma finally announced he would step down after a week of political uncertainty.
One South African who is not necessarily celebrating with the rest of the country is legendary funny-man Trevor Noah.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Trevor responded to a tweet asking him how he would deal with the loss of one of his greatest comedic inspirations by saying: “Please don't remind me, I'm still in mourning.”
Trevor has in the past based entire shows on the antics of the former president and never shied away from using JZ as inspiration for a skit or a roast.
While nothing is set in stone in seems unlikely that President Cyril Ramaphosa will make for suitable comedic material, Ramaphosa usually conducts himself in a most dignified manner.
Don’t feel too sorry for Trevor though, he still has the rest of Parliament and in particular EFF leader Julius Malema to fall back on if he runs out of inspiration.
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