- Former president Jacob Zuma's Constitutional Court defiance has created a lot of tension online
- A Twitter user by the name of Mlimandlela Ndamase shared an image that reminded SAns of the 'firepool' built at Nkandla
- Some South Africans shared a few funny responses while others shared their frustration about the pool
Former president Jacob Zuma has been making headlines after his Constitutional Court defiance and South Africans are remembering some odd stories. Memories of the Nkandla homestead's 'firepool' are resurfacing for many SAns.
In 2015, Zuma reportedly had a R3.9 million pool built at Nkandla for firefighting purposes. Former Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and former Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi are just two of many people who gave shared unique explanations for the construction of the pool.
Now, Twitter user Mlimandlela Ndamase (@PrinceNdamase) shared an image of Nhleko with Nxesi about their discussion of what the pool was meant for.
A report by News24 explained that Nhleko invited the media to a surprise demonstration on how to use the firepool. The report continued by saying that the demonstration was done to show the pool doubles as a water source to put out a fire.
Mail & Guardian reported at the time that several individuals had found interesting ways to justify the construction of the pool at Nkandla.
Take a look at Ndamase's tweet below:
The above created a discussion on the social media platform with many Saffas sharing memes and amusing tweets with a touch of seriousness in their responses. Read some of them below:
"I’ll never forget this. Sometimes, when I’m minding my own business and I see a thatch roof, I hear the words ‘fire pool’."
"I still get very angry when I see Thulas Nxesi. To think he is still a minister! South Africans forget easily."
@MAURICEMALUKS shared in response:
"And they will still tell us that a fire pool is actually a swimming pool."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi has been speculating on Zuma and Julius Malema's Nkandla tea date. The meeting made headlines after Zuma confirmed that he would be keen on having tea with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader.
Zuma stated in his tweet response that he would be more than happy to host Malema at his home in Nkandla. Adding that he has quite a bit of tea and Malema is more than welcome to share a cup with him.
Nkandla, #TeaWithZuma, #ZumaMalemaTea and #MalemaMeetsZuma are now all trending on Twitter as SAns discuss what could be the outcome of the politicians meeting.
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