Tumisho Masha, Dudu Zuma

Tumisho Masha, Jacob Zuma and his daughter Dudu Zuma. Images via Twitter @philmphela, @dzumasambudla

‘Daddy’s cheerleader’: Tumisho Masha, Dudu Zuma’s war of words

Actor Tumisho Masha’s has again taken a jab at former president Jacob Zuma and his daughter, Dudu, while praising President Ramaphosa.

Tumisho Masha, Dudu Zuma

Tumisho Masha, Jacob Zuma and his daughter Dudu Zuma. Images via Twitter @philmphela, @dzumasambudla

Actor Tumisho Masha has hit back at Duduzile Zuma after she resurfaced his abuse scandal in her fiesty response to his insult about her father, former president Jacob Zuma.

On Sunday, 17 September, the Mandela’s Gun actor took a jab at Zuma and other politicians who were exchanging pleasantries with President Cyril Ramaphosa at Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s funeral which took place in Mahlabathini, KwaZulu-Natal, on Saturday.

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In a video shared on social media, Ramaphosa can be seen greeting opposition party leaders Bantu Holomisa of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and other politicians after also greeting Zuma.

Commenting on the video, The Domestic actor likened the politicians to “naughty boys” who were fanboying Ramaphosa whom he labelled “the headmaster”. He also dragged Dudu, who is known for explicitly expressing her disdain for the current president on social media.

“When the headmaster walks in the naughty boys want to laugh and smile with him. We see you. Where’s Dudu now to witness her dad smiling and laughing with the real president of South Africa?”

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Dudu, who is known for her no-holds-barred comments, clapped back at Tumisho with a screenshot of a 2016 article about the abuse allegations levelled against him by his ex-wife, Zozibini Mtonga.

“We See You Tumisho… Just Like We Saw And Heard That Your Clown Is Not Welcome In KZN But My Dad Got The Biggest Roaring Welcome…” she wrote.

Dudu’s comment received another post from Tumisho who said he would not “descend to your level” before labelling her “daddy’s cheerleader”.

“Hi Dudu, thanks for the post. I won’t descend to your level but I believe the people have spoken in your replies. Have a great week ahead and let me know if you need help with a real job other than being your daddy’s cheerleader? Losing court battles every week must be exhaustion, ” the actor wrote.

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Following their seperation, Mtonga accused Tumisho of physically abusing her and their daughter. She also accused him of alcohol and drug abuse.

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Addressing the allegations last week, Tumisho – who is now married to Chantel Wagner – labelled the claims “fabricated lies”. This came after he won his custody battle against Mtonga who had denied him access to their daughter.