Throwback Video of Jacob Zuma Saying He's Available as a Substitute Trends Amid Petrol Price Hike in Mzansi

Throwback Video of Jacob Zuma Saying He's Available as a Substitute Trends Amid Petrol Price Hike in Mzansi

  • A video of former South African president, Jacob Zuma has been doing the rounds on social media
  • The clip depicts the politician humorously offering to be a substitute, presumably if the country is in need of one
  • The post has gained traction following the announcement of the record increase in petrol prices

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An old video of former South African president Jacob Zuma has resurfaced online and has netizens amused amid the hefty petrol price increase for the month of June.

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An old video of Jacob Zuma offering to assume his former role as SA president amid the petrol hike, had users amused and annoyed. Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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The footage was shared on Twitter by popular parody account @AdvoBarryRoux and shows Msholozi laughing as he says:

“If you guys need a substitute, I am indeed available.”

Although it is not clear under what context the clip was recorded, the witty post comes after an uproar from the public as the cost of fuel skyrocketed at midnight, presumably indicating that Zuma was offered to resume his presidential duties if Mzansi is unhappy with its current leader.

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“Jacob Zuma Once Said: #FuelPrice,” the tweet was captioned.

On Wednesday, the price of petrol reached a new historic high – and plenty more record-breakers are expected in coming months, as red-hot oil prices may not cool soon.

The inland fuel price of 95 octane unleaded petrol (in Gauteng) rose to R24.17 a litre – from R17.13 a year ago. The price of 93 unleaded reached R23.94/l on Wednesday. The wholesale price of diesel in Gauteng increased to around R23.06/l, News 24 reports.

South African online users shared their interesting and witty remarks on the video of Zuma’s proposal:

@Tokologo2411 said:

“Substitute for what? For fuel or president? As for the latter, I don’t think that’s a good idea. I for one am enough with the nine waist full years. Maybe you can be a good substitute for fuel.”

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@sakhyrsa wrote:

“We need you baba please come back.”

@AndisiweJukuda commented:

“Yhoo guys stop. Now, why are you portraying this man as some sort of martyr? When he himself made so many unfortunate decisions the whole of ANC is antiblack.”

Former president Jacob Zuma praised by young navy soldier for giving him the opportunity to serve his country

In another story, Briefly News reported that being given the chance to serve South Africa in the navy during ex-president Jacob Zuma’s presidency left a young man filled with pride. Praising Zuma on social media, he sparked some firm emotions.

It is no secret that Zuma is one of the most controversial presidents to have served in our current democracy. However, there are many loyal patrons like this young man.

Twitter user @MphoPieLava took to social media to thank Zuma for giving him the opportunities that he did. He believes that it was because of Zuma’s presidency that he was able to serve in the Navy.

Source: Briefly News

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