South Africa 14.7.2016 02:11 pm

Daughter or not, Zuma’s a pervert, Shivambu tells ‘brainless followers’

Floyd Shivambu. (File Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Moeletsi Mabe)

Floyd Shivambu. (File Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Moeletsi Mabe)

In the wake of the Zuma ‘blessing a 19-year-old’ story, the EFF leader has said the photos still look questionable.

Deputy president of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Floyd Shivambu has labelled President Jacob Zuma a pervert.

This comes after a picture collage of Zuma kissing a young girl, identified as “Lindokuhle Dlamini”, circulated on social media, raising eyebrows and questions of who she might be. According to the website News Daily, Lindokuhle published the picture and apparently captioned it “he is not just a blesser, we are deeply in love and i am grateful for everything he has done for me, much love. Xo xo.”

The collage that kicked up a fuss.

The collage that kicked up a fuss.

Since this story was first published, it has been confirmed that the girl in the photo is his daughter and that the Facebook post was a fraud. The photos, however, are real.

Also, Citizen reader Thabo Tuzah Nkambule had earlier written on The Citizen’s Facebook page that he personally knows the woman in the photo and that she is Zuma’s daughter. He said he based this on having met them both during a charity event at which she spoke.

However, Shivambu did not seem keen to back down from his view that Zuma’s act of kissing the girl on the cheek makes him a pervert, regardless of the fact she’s his daughter. “Okay cool? What kind of Grand Fathers and Fathers kiss their Grand Daughters & Daughters like this? Perverts??” tweeted Shivambu.

“I see most of the brainless followers of Zupta are offended by the description that he’s a Pervert. He is. You gotta leave [sic] with it.Defend!”

Zuma is no stranger to controversy in connection to women. He was charged with rape in 2007. During the trial in 2007, it emerged that he had slept with a younger woman wearing a kanga, even though the woman in question (who was never named) was HIV positive. He said he had a shower afterwards to prevent being infected, which earned him much ridicule over the years.

He also fathered a baby with the daughter of one of his friends, Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza, which created a huge scandal. Zuma apologised for it in 2010.

 

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