Jacob Zuma turned 81 today. Image via Twitter @ISephara/ @SiveXaluva

Duduzile: ‘Vukani! It’s President Jacob Zuma’s birthday [watch]

The former president of South Africa Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Duduzile urged people online to wish her dad a happy birthday today.


Jacob Zuma turned 81 today. Image via Twitter @ISephara/ @SiveXaluva

The former South African president celebrated his 81st birthday, and his daughter, Duduzile has called upon Mzansi to wish her dad the best of wishes on his special day, however, due to his history with corruption allegations and problems with the law, not everyone seemed to be on board with Duduzile’s summon.


Taking to her timelines, Duduzile said,

“Vukani!!! It’s President Zuma’s Birthday Today.”

A rather far-fetched statement to bring about positive responses for a former president that frequently made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

It’s no secret that the former president was accused of allegedly being involved in corruption with the Gupta brothers, along with other alleged heinous crimes.

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After failing to participate in a corruption inquiry, in 2021, the former president was sent to be prisoned for 15 months, for which he only served two months, Business Day reported.

During the time he was the deputy president, Jacob Zuma was also once accused of having allegedly raped a woman in 2005, an Aids activist who was said to have been HIV-positive, Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, known as Khwezi to the public in an aim to protect her identity, The Guardian reported.

It’s no wonder most people weren’t too keen to wish Jacob Zuma well on his big day.

Duduzile Zuma urged Mzansi to wish Jacob Zuma a happy birthday. Image via Twitter @Isephara

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“Is he celebrating his birthday and stage 5 blackouts? After all, he is the one that created load shedding all those years ago in order to give his pals tenders. And he naturally taught Cyril how to do it also,” @bavolima777 commented.

“Wishing our former President J.G. Zuma a very happy 81st Birthday. May our God Almighty continue to bless you with long life. Enjoy your day, Nxamala!” @princecloete wrote.

“He has the whole army of children in Nkandla including you, is that not enough? Ha.a let us work or sleep,” @felicitykweni wrote.

“A President who was humiliated for making black millionaires. It’s not too late to apologize,” @ujonasi said.

“Happiest Birthday Nxamalala. Remain in perfect health so you may see us truly liberated from the colonizers,” @Sashamax14 wrote.

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