Zuma asks his ‘Twitter son’ Duduzane, ‘Who are you?’

The former president’s first interaction with someone on social media has turned out to be rather typical of Twitter’s pitfalls.

Three days after announcing his arrival on Twitter, former president Jacob Zuma has had his first interaction with another user, and it appears to be with someone pretending to be his son Duduzane.

Zuma asks his ‘Twitter son’ Duduzane, ‘Who are you?’
Zuma asks his ‘Twitter son’ Duduzane, ‘Who are you?’

Zuma asks his ‘Twitter son’ Duduzane, ‘Who are you?’

The former president’s first interaction with someone on social media has turned out to be rather typical of Twitter’s pitfalls.

Mbalula schools Zuma on social media ‘sphithiphithi’

Mbalula schools Zuma on social media ‘sphithiphithi’

Zuma wanted to address social media doubts and uploaded a second video reassuring his rapidly increasing followers.
Mbalula thought Zuma’s account was fake when he said ‘don’t encourage this’

Mbalula thought Zuma’s account was fake when he said ‘don’t encourage this’

The ANC’s head of elections has since clarified that he’s got nothing against the real Jacob Zuma being on Twitter.
Why Zuma’s Twitter arrival was a moment to remember

Why Zuma’s Twitter arrival was a moment to remember

Social media users have largely appeared to embrace Zuma’s presence in cyberspace.
Malema tells Adriaan Basson: ‘We won’t do it’

Malema tells Adriaan Basson: ‘We won’t do it’

News24’s editor-in-chief has opened a case of intimidation against an EFF supporter who threatened to kill him.
Fikile Mbalula says ‘don’t encourage this’ after Zuma joins Twitter

Fikile Mbalula says ‘don’t encourage this’ after Zuma joins Twitter

Twitter has asked the ANC’s head of elections if he’s scared the former president may drop some embarrassing ‘files’.
Zuma dismisses fundraising campaign on his behalf, calling it false

Zuma dismisses fundraising campaign on his behalf, calling it false

Meanwhile, the ANC says it will donate money to help its former president with his legal fees.
Malema welcomes ‘baba’ Zuma on Twitter, but McKenzie suspects a fightback plan

Malema welcomes ‘baba’ Zuma on Twitter, but McKenzie suspects a fightback plan

The former president’s Twitter account is already close to 10,000 followers.
Jacob Zuma decides to ‘move with times’, joins social media

Jacob Zuma decides to ‘move with times’, joins social media

The former president has said he’s heard that people have been talking about him.
If Zuma opts for Legal Aid, ‘taxpayers are still paying’

If Zuma opts for Legal Aid, ‘taxpayers are still paying’

Twitter users were quick to demand clarity on the high court’s judgment that the former president’s legal defence would no longer be funded by taxpayers.
Calls for Gandhi Square in Joburg CBD to be renamed after Ghana statue removal

Calls for Gandhi Square in Joburg CBD to be renamed after Ghana statue removal

South Africans on social media have called for the plaza in Johannesburg to be renamed following the removal of the peace icon’s statue from a university.
Gayton McKenzie: I lived like a king in jail, but most prisoners suffer

Gayton McKenzie: I lived like a king in jail, but most prisoners suffer

While South Africans have complained on social media that inmates seem to have a better life in prison, the PA leader says it is far from the truth.
‘Black Nationalist’ account threatens Adriaan Basson’s family

‘Black Nationalist’ account threatens Adriaan Basson’s family

The journalist has been outspoken against organisations including Black First Land First (BLF) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
Fact check: Has eSwatini passed a law allowing King Mswati to marry 14-year-olds?

Fact check: Has eSwatini passed a law allowing King Mswati to marry 14-year-olds?

Many on social media were furious about reports that the legal age of marriage was being reduced to 14 so the king could be assured of virgin purity.
SA lawyer schools Ndlozi on ‘young, black’ advocate Ngcukaitobi

SA lawyer schools Ndlozi on ‘young, black’ advocate Ngcukaitobi

Whether or not the lauded advocate counts as being ‘young’ is up for debate.
Ayanda Mabulu only arrested because he took on white monopoly capital, says Twitter

Ayanda Mabulu only arrested because he took on white monopoly capital, says Twitter

Police, meanwhile, have denied the artist was arrested for his painting/protest outside the JSE.
Ndlozi doesn’t ‘take Mngxitama seriously’ but defends him against ANC ‘hypocrisy’

Ndlozi doesn’t ‘take Mngxitama seriously’ but defends him against ANC ‘hypocrisy’

The EFF’s spokesperson says the ruling party is in no place to condemn divisive comments, accusing it of being the ‘biggest divider’.
Manyi, Lesufi ask AfriForum’s view on schoolboy shot dead on farm

Manyi, Lesufi ask AfriForum’s view on schoolboy shot dead on farm

According to his mother, the victim was looking for a job when he was shot in the back.
EFF member threatens to kill Adriaan Basson in ‘support’ of Mngxitama

EFF member threatens to kill Adriaan Basson in ‘support’ of Mngxitama

News24’s editor has been subject to heavy abuse from numerous Malema supporters since becoming more critical of the EFF leader.
Malema not keen on journalist acknowledging Mandela and De Klerk’s peace prize

Malema not keen on journalist acknowledging Mandela and De Klerk’s peace prize

The EFF leader likely disapproves of at least one of the two former presidents having received the honour.
BLF website shut down in ‘latest cyber attacks’

BLF website shut down in ‘latest cyber attacks’

The party’s deputy president says they are being targeted for ‘exposing’ businessman Johann Rupert.
Phumzile Van Damme scolds media for joking about Hlaudi

Phumzile Van Damme scolds media for joking about Hlaudi

While the DA MP feels it’s wrong to have a sense of humour when it comes to the former SABC COO, some can’t help laughing.
R132K bottle of champagne leaves Twitter asking if it has Jesus’ tears

R132K bottle of champagne leaves Twitter asking if it has Jesus’ tears

Some have, however, shared other bottles with prices of up to R500 000.
Twitter suspends Mngxitama’s account after ‘kill whites’ threats, IEC assessing what to do

Twitter suspends Mngxitama’s account after ‘kill whites’ threats, IEC assessing what to do

Many South Africans on social media have called for the party to be banned from contesting the next elections.
Mngxitama deletes tweet calling for five whites to be killed for every black person killed

Mngxitama deletes tweet calling for five whites to be killed for every black person killed

South Africans on social media have been trying to get Mngxitama’s account suspended for his tweets.
Shilowa criticised for ‘Pitori chicks have no chill’ tweet

Shilowa criticised for ‘Pitori chicks have no chill’ tweet

While some of his followers criticised his use of the word to describe women, others asked him if the friend was not him.

 

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