Pearl Thusi

Actress Pearl Thusi. Image via Twitter @PhilMphela

‘Zuma crush’: Pearl Thusi can’t help but smile when she hears JZ

Pearl Thusi shared her fondness for Jacob Zuma with her Twitter followers who joined in with some hilarious Msholozi memes and videos. Have a look!

Pearl Thusi

Actress Pearl Thusi. Image via Twitter @PhilMphela

Queen Sono actress Pearl Thusi took to her Twitter account on Thursday to share that she still can’t resist former South African president Jacob Zuma’s “charm”.

The actress told her followers that she can’t help but smile whenever he speaks isiZulu although she doesn’t support his opinions or actions.

Pearl Thusi’s Jacob Zuma crush

 Thusi’s crush on Zuma was on full blast during his reign as he used to entertain her when she watched parliamentary TV.


We haven’t seen the mother of two reminiscing about Jacob Zuma on her social media accounts since his resignation in 2018.

A heartbroken Pearl Thusi took to her Instagram Story in 2018 and shared:

You know like when you break up with a guy who was like not good to you and you leave him, then he’s gone? Then you start thinking but I’ll miss him.”

He used to make me laugh, he was so entertaining. Post-traumatic stress from a bad relationship? I think that’s what South Africa’s going through.

Who is going to laugh at us while disrespecting us?

Who is going to entertain us? Like make a difference low-key but like low-key also build a house.

You know like, what’s going to happen to Parliament TV? This man was extremely entertaining guys!


Pearl isn’t the only South African that can’t deny Jacob Zuma’s charm.

Her followers agreed that when it comes to memes and hilarious video clips, nobody beats Zuma as a subject.

Here are some of the memes that are still trending today:

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