Former president Jacob Zuma shared a light moment with his followers on Friday morning when he apologised for leaving the so-called men’s conference earlier than expected. South African men hatched a hilarious plan earlier this week to avoid buying gifts for their significant other on Valentine’s Day with an imaginary conference that required all men in the country to attend.
The conference trended on Twitter the whole week, with men telling their partners they would not be able to buy Valentine’s gifts this year because of the conference that coincidentally clashed with the day. The conference also saw men posting photoshopped tickets to the event and an itinerary of the activities set to take place.
According to the program shared on Twitter by ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula, the former president was scheduled to speak on polygamy, presumably using his life experiences to share insight into the practice, on Thursday.
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was also said to be on the program to share weight-loss tips, while former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba and rapper Emtee took place in the “size does not matter competition”. The two have had videos of their private parts circulated on social media.
Other well-known people who attended the conference were musician Nqubeko Mbatha – who was only there for the sound check, Riky Rick, Tbo Touch, and Khaya Mthethwa, to name a few.
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If the former president’s tweets are anything to go by, the conference, set to end today, was a success, which also explains why he was sad to leave early.
“Successful day at the conference gentlemen. I would have loved to stay longer but duty calls,” said the former president.
These were some of the comments on social media: