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The name is Bond, Jacob Bond

South Africans have decided to make fun of the latest controversy surrounding President Zuma.

South Africans have decided to make fun of the latest controversy surrounding President Zuma.

CAPE TOWN - Following the release of the latest James Bond movie, South Africans have decided to adopt it to suit the current political climate.

The movie is called Skyfall and some have changed it to "Political Skyfall coming soon to Mangaung."

They are referring to the ANC's elective conference in December.

President Jacob Zuma is expected to be re-elected as the party's president and it is not yet clear whether he will be challenged for the position.

The president has come under immense pressure following the revelations of an estimated R250 million upgrade at his Nkandla home in KwaZulu-Natal.

Zuma maintains he has done nothing wrong and his family is paying for the development.

Earlier this week, the Presidency said Zuma has a bond and he is still paying it.

It was later revealed he took a bond of R90,000 with FNB.

John Maytham talked about the issue on his CapeTalk show earlier on Thursday.

He asked his leaders to share their views on the #thenameisbondjacobbond which is currently trending on social networks.

One caller said, "I think there was a report of one of Jacob Zuma's son or family member having his bond registered in India. I think there's a possibility the bond is a foreign one."

Meanwhile, some chose to express their views via Twitter.

Ernest vd Berg wrote, "#thenameisbondjacobbond it should actually be Bond - Jacob FNB Bond 007."

While Refiloe Mathelela said, "I don't wish to lead a country I wish to breed it. #thenameisbondjacobbond."

Raheem Abrahams wrote, "My mission is to please women and leave the country hungry #thenameisbondjacobbond."

At the same time, some have come to Zuma's defence saying the criticism is not necessary as there is an ongoing investigation into the so-called Nkandlagate scandal.

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande went as far as to say Zuma is under attack because he is black.

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