Tweeps Take to Social Media to Explain the #Wesufferedunderzuma

Tweeps Take to Social Media to Explain the #Wesufferedunderzuma

- Twitter users have taken to the internet to share their experiences under former president Jacob Zuma

- They used the hashtag #WeSufferedUnderZuma to explain how they and the country were affected by Zuma's presidency

- The list is extensive but many tweeps focused on corruption and the failure of state-owned enterprises

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Twitter users are getting whiplash. Yesterday a hashtag was trending online called #IBenefitedUnderZuma, however, today the opposite is trending.

Tweeps Take to Social Media to Explain the #Wesufferedunderzuma

Jacob Zuma has become the subject of another trending hashtag #WeSufferedUnderZuma. Photo credit: GCIS
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Mzansi woke up to their Twitter feeds being filled with tweets using the hashtag #WeSufferedUnderZuma as people share their experiences under Jacob Zuma's presidency.

The list if extensive but what many people focus on is the perception of rampant corruption under Zuma and the failure of Eskom and other state-owned enterprises. gathered some of the tweets people have been sending using the hashtag #WeSufferedUnderZuma.

Tweeps use hashtag #IBenefitedUnderZuma to reveal how Zuma helped them


"We were treated as fools under Zuma, and even a foolish 'fire-pool' was coined to con South Africans. We became a laughing stock of the word under Zuma."


"Thabo Mbeki aim was to reduce public debt and reduce unemployment, and Jacob Zuma increased unemployment by looting state resources.
We are in this mess because of Jacob Zuma administration looting."


"No politician was arrested under Zuma. They are being made to answer now - hence the fightback..."


"De Kock was released from jail and paid 200K per month by the Zuma govt."


"Des van Rooyen – from ‘weekend special’ to ‘2-minute noodle’"


"Eskom went from a debt of 50 billion when Zuma took over to nearly 400 billion under him #WeSufferedUnderZuma."

Earlier, reported that a new hashtag has been trending on social media. Twitter users have used the hashtag #IBenefitedUnderZuma to share their personal experiences of how they benefitted during Zuma's presidency.

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The examples range from new road connections, universities and scholarships.

In other news, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has slammed former president Jacob Zuma for his defiance of the Zondo commission and Constitutional Court.

In a statement, the executive director of the foundation, Neeshan Balton, said that Zuma’s recent behaviour shows that the politician is not interested in law and order.

Balton went on to say that the former president should be given no preferential treatment.

Police Minister Bheki Cele met with Jacob Zuma on Thursday. The meeting, which lasted 3 hours, came at a time of rising tensions between Zuma and Raymond Zondo.

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