Ramaphosa's son takes a swipe at Duduzane Zuma

19 April 2018 - 12:39
By Isaac Mahlangu
Cyril Ramaphosa's son Tumelo Ramaphosa.
Image: Tumelo Ramaphosa via Instagram Cyril Ramaphosa's son Tumelo Ramaphosa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s son Tumelo has caused a social media flurry by calling former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane a “fool” in a bragging post on Instagram.

On Wednesday‚ Ramaphosa’s spokeswoman Khusela Diko said Tumelo was a “grown man” who had to answer for himself for his actions.

“The president‚ however‚ finds such behaviour extremely unfortunate and distasteful and not in keeping with the values he espouses or the manner in which he would expect anyone to conduct themselves.”

Tumelo‚ in a brief video posted on his account this week‚ which was later deleted‚ took a dig at the son of his father’s predecessor after arriving at a Dubai hotel.

The video‚ which had already been saved and was reposted and retweeted several times by some Instagram and Twitter users‚ sparked debate.

Some users questioned the lack of outrage at Tumelo’s remarks and comments‚ with others speculating on what would have happened had it been Zuma’s son making the same remarks.

- Sowetan