- Former South African president Jacob Zuma is receiving good messages from social media users as he celebrates his 79th birthday
- As he is now facing legal battles, many have also urged Zuma to consider appearing before the Zondo Commission into State Capture
- Although social media users are divided on whether former president Jacob Zuma is a good leader, there’s no doubt he remains a favourite when it comes to Mzansi followers
Born in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal on this day back in 1942, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma’s birthday is a hit on social media and followers are sending him messages.
‘Msholozi’ is celebrating his 79th birthday and as the former president of South Africa and the African National Congress, there’s no doubt he remains an influential figure in the country’s politics.
Despite his controversial leadership qualities - as he is currently facing legal battles regarding the well-publicised arms deal saga - Zuma’s big day has left Mzansi social media users showing their affection for the leader.
Briefly News takes a look at the messages sent to the former Robben Island political prisoner, while some have also reminisced on the statements the leader previously made in the media.
@Pako Steshogo said:
“Happy birthday to the fearless lion of Africa! It takes real men to stand up to the persecution of this magnitude!!”
@Esmeralda Moore said:
“Mr Zuma, may today be the day that you do what’s right in God’s sight! That your years ahead may be blessed and honourable.”
@Sam Kgoetsane said:
“Happy Birthday Baba. I am one of those who are wholeheartedly excited in wishing you a blessed born day.”
@Eleventhmen joined on Twitter:
“We thank God for giving us a president and a great leader like you Nxamalala. Wishing you the happiest birthday and many blessings.”
@Sive Xaluva said:
“The organic intelligence and the man who was driven by ideologies and policies!”
Briefly News recently reported that the embattled leader is ready to help the ruling party to campaign for the upcoming local elections.
According to ANC Treasurer General Paul Mashatile, Zuma will help the ruling party to garner support in the campaign for the upcoming local elections.
Zuma will provide assistance despite the current friction between the former party president and the ANC. The local elections are set to take place in August and November this year.
The manner in which votes will be cast will be adjusted, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa as reported by the SABC.
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