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Presidential campaign: Out with the old says Duduzane Zuma  

Duduzane Zuma, the son of Jacob Zuma, has asked ‘old people to gracefully leave’ so that ‘the youth’ can lead the country.

Duduzane Zuma

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At first, many people assumed Duduzane Zuma, the son of former president Jacob Zuma was joking when he announced his bid to become president of South Africa. People however are no longer laughing as Zuma’s son is dead serious and already embarked in full swing on his presidential campaign.

Speaking about his presidential campaign which is underway, the young Zuma remarked that the youth should be given a chance to lead and that “old people” should step aside.

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Duduzane Zuma serious about giving Ramaphosa a run for his money

In 2020,- South African businessman Duduzane Zuma announced his plans to “bring something different” to the country’s political sphere as a presidential candidate. Because of his father’s controversial run as the country’s president between 2009 and 2018, many people were not sure whether or not he was serious.

Despite his father being found guilty for defying the Constitutional Court and subsequently getting detained, Duduzane seems to be going ahead with a presidential campaign that involves door-to-door visits with food parcels and social media clips of himself promising his fellow South Africans a brighter future.

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Duduzane Zuma about up about his presidential dreams. Image via Twitter @sivexaluva/Instagram

“We need change and I believe I am the change this country needs now. The time has come for us as youth to take the running of the country into our hands. It is now the time for old people to gracefully leave and let us take the country forward. If they really mean it when they say youth is the future, they must let us decide our destiny by letting us run the country. It is natural that the older you become, the more you lose energy, but strangely politicians believe they can stay in office until they die,” he said during an interview with the Daily Sun, IOL reports.

In fact, in 2021 the Daily Maverick reported that the son of JZ had even busied himself with rallying Indian business owners in helping him secure funds for the campaign, as well as the food parcels he has been seen “blessing” the less fortunate with.

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Mzansi reacts to his efforts

Duduzane has since found himself trending on Twitter as people discuss his efforts to win the people over with his presidential campaign efforts.

While it appears some people are excited to have a “younger generation” taking control of the country’s trouble-riddled politics, others are not as eager to watch it happen.

Here are some of their comments:

@Punisher_ZAR said:

“Duduzane Zuma’s presidential campaign has begun. I would love it if a young person were to lead this country. Any young person for that matter. Maybe things will turn out good who knows.”

@Ayandi07684809 said:

“I will VOTE for Duduzane Zuma…or any young person in SA its what we need now!”

@AndileLawson said:

“Madness is when Someone thinks Duduzane Zuma can be a president.”

@MrHandsome_ZA said:

“Y’ALL are against Duduzane Zuma’s Presidential campaign while you have people like Fikile Mbalula as ministers. The joke is on you.”

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