'Welcome, uBaba' - Twitter elated as Jacob Zuma 'joins' social media

14 December 2018 - 12:40 By Odwa Mjo
A Twitter account purporting to be that of former president Jacob Zuma has accumulated more than 18,000 followers.
A Twitter account purporting to be that of former president Jacob Zuma has accumulated more than 18,000 followers.
Image: Esa Alexander © Sunday Times

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. 


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