- Social media users have taken to Twitter and used the hashtag #WeareJacobZuma to praise the former president
- Most of the posts praise the former president and claim his term was better than the current adminstration
- Jacob Zuma has been front and centre in the state capture inquiry as details of his State Security Agency plans are revealed
Social media users took to Twitter and used the #Wearejacobzuma to praise the former president. Quite a few tweeps looked back at his presidency and believe that he had South Africa's best interests at heart.
Others took a more objective view and weighed up the pros and cons and compared his presidency to that of the current President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the posts on Twitter and shared them here:
"I will tell my kids. I once saw white people toyitoying in South Africa because of one man, who dared to challenge the status quo. #WeAreJacobZuma Dubul'iBhunu..."
"#SAMedia can fool our clever blacks but we are not giving up on them, one of these good days they will see the light as well. Baba noMama wesizwe they don't make them like you no more Raised fist #WeAreJacobZuma."
"There's no #VoetsekRamaPhosa that will make the majority believe that Zuma was a better president with good intentions. y'all #WeAreJacobZuma are just butt kissers who are emotionally trapped to an ideology at which Zuma or any leader who believes in it was not gonna implement."
Earlier, Briedly.co.za reported that The State Security Agency reportedly spent a total of R1 billion on Jacob Zuma's 'private force' of VIP protectors and secret projects between 2012 and 2018.
This is according to testimony heard by the State Capture Inquiry given by secret witness Ms K who detailed projects including Operation Commitment and Operation Lock.
The anonymous whistleblower claimed that a multitude of projects was used to channel the entity's funds to a parallel intelligence structure allegedly engaged in unlawful operations believed to have been primarily undertaken for Zuma's benefit.
In other news, former president Jacob Zuma has been front and centre at the State Capture Inquiry this week.
The Commission heard how the former statesman had used the State Security Agency as his own personal playground from former minister of safety and security Sydney Mufamadi.
The testimony detailed how if Zuma was not allegedly coining it out of SSA coffers, he was utilizing the agency to persecute enemies, silence discontent with his administration or protect cronies.
Mufamadi claimed that Minister of State Security David Mahlobo and former SSA special operations unit head Thulani Dlomo were Zuma's inside men at the SSA.
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