Zuma slated on Twitter for 'praising' Cassper
Social media users mocked Jacob Zuma’s hip-hop knowledge & teased him for ‘tripping over numbers’.
JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has been slammed on Twitter for sending congratulatory wishes to hip-hop artist Cassper Nyovest, who #FilledTheDome in Northgate on Saturday.
Zuma today joined millions of South Africans who congratulated Nyovest for the sold-out #FillUpTheDome concert at the 20,000 capacity venue.
The rapper made history by becoming the first local artist to do so.
In the short statement, the president extended praise to Nyovest for filling up The Dome "without the assistance of any international act."
I'm not concerned about Zuma congratulating Cassper Nyovest. Im more concerned about Zuma typing 20 000 without flaw pic.twitter.com/GmO6mL5K08
- AbortedNews (@AbortedNews) November 2, 2015
But Twitter users just didn't feel the president's warm message.
They teased him for 'tripping over numbers', mocked his understanding of hip-hop music and even compared his 'lack of action' during the #FeesMustFall protests to how quick he was to congratulate Nyovest.
- David Rachidi (@D_Rachidi) October 31, 2015
Ayo @CassperNyovest I declare 31st of October as 'Be Inspired' public holiday! I think Zuma will sign the documents.
- Omusaa (@Omusaa) October 31, 2015
@CassperNyovest went gold in 3hours whilst A.K.A went gold in a year n months if u try to convert that to hours Jacob Zuma can't pronounce
- @i am protashy (@DunaThabisa) November 2, 2015
No doubt that President Zuma will honour cassper Nyovest with that highest honour medalforgot its name
- Ndabenhle Mthembu (@MthembuNdabe) November 2, 2015
Students were attacked by violent police and Zuma ignored that. Kodwa he was quick to congratulate casper nyovest.Injani nha lhe president?
- GrowingUpIsHard (@SiyaNyulu) November 2, 2015
What Jacob Zuma can fill up real quick like Casper Nyovest: Resignation Form. @Spar_Letta
- till Babylon falls (@thando_mgqo) November 2, 2015
LOL! RT @LikwidNomana: Nelson Mandela & Thabo Mbeki both have Rugby World Cup titles. Jacob Zuma has Cassper Nyovest. Ehh...mok then.
- Missionary Papi. (@Pro_sK) November 2, 2015
"President Jacob Zuma joins the masses in congratulates Cassper Nyovest" can he please say how many people filled up the dome hahahaha
- IG: umandlakazi (@uMandlakazi) November 2, 2015
Jacob Zuma and Cassper Nyovest have
something in Common so I'm not
surprised they cheering each other up !
- Asypher Virgo (@IG_asypherVirgo) November 2, 2015