'Welcome, uBaba' - Twitter elated as Jacob Zuma 'joins' social media
A video posted from a Twitter account purporting to be that of former President Jacob Zuma has everyone on the platform talking about his "debut".
"I have decided to move with times," the former president said in the video, posted on Friday under the username PresJGZuma.
The Twitter account has already accumulated 18,500 followers. It was started in November, with the video the first post from the account.
Shortly after it was posted, "uBaba" started trending on Twitter as many users reacted to the controversial former president’s "debut" on the social media platform.
"I hear that many people are talking about me as well as others are calling themselves Zuma in many ways. I’ve felt it is necessary that I should join in and be part of the conversation," he said in the video.
He was welcomed by members of the public and opposition parties.
So uBaba is on Twitter. Things about to get lit on here😂— Caleb Kay🇿🇦 (@calebleumkay) December 14, 2018
If u thought Twitter was all that plus a bag of chips, its gonna be liter now that uBaba is here🔥🔥💥— Mthemb'obhuzubhuzu (@Nomtha82) December 14, 2018