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Jacob Zuma's top five tweets (so far)

18 December 2018 - 07:37 By Ntokozo Miya
Former president Jacob Zuma has joined Twitter.
Former president Jacob Zuma has joined Twitter.
Image: Esa Alexander © Sunday Times

Jacob Zuma is finding his feet on social media after joining Twitter on Friday. 

The former president announced his arrival on the platform with a short video, in which he said he'd become aware that he was the subject of much online talk and he now "wanted to be part of the conversation".

"I have decided to move with the times," said Zuma.

At the time of publishing this story, Zuma had posted 13 tweets. Here are his top five so far.

"It is me" video

It took the former president so long to venture into social media, most people couldn't believe it was actually him behind the account @PresJGZuma.

He set about confirming that the account, which already has close to 120,000 followers, really does belong to him.

Zuma assured the public: "Yes, it is me. It is real."

Message for Bafana Bafana coach

It seems Zuma has been keeping fit since vacating the presidential office. 

He tweeted a 49-second clip of him playing soccer with young children - and tagged the national team's account, asking that "someone tell Stuart Baxter" about his readiness to play.

Zuma, the Sunday Times and a title deed

Referring to a 2017 article alleging that Zuma owned property in Dubai, the former president asked the paper to supply him with "the title deed & address of the house" so he could sell it to cover his mounting legal fees.

"Who are you?"

Zuma has been getting a lot of love on Twitter, including a welcome message from someone claiming to be his son, Duduzane.

The question had to be asked: "Who are you?"

Fake news must fall

Msholozi used only 11 characters to dismiss a fundraising effort in his name, making it clear that he was not on Twitter for fake news.