Twitter weighs in on Zuma speech on ConCourt Nkandla ruling
Some poked fun at Zuma, others shared their frustrations, while others called for his resignation.
JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma tonight announced that he welcomed the judgment of the Constitutional Court which stated that the Public Protector's remedial action on the Nkandla matter was binding.
Ahead of his address, analysts and ordinary citizens were betting that he would resign after the ConCourt found that he should pay back some of the money spent on his Nkandla homestead.
In true South African style, people took to Twitter to poke fun after he delivered his message:
"I am thrilled to announce that I am still your president." pic.twitter.com/YryYS8lH1X— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) April 1, 2016
And just like that...... pic.twitter.com/YOP2mxdA3C— Loyiso Gola (@loyisogola) April 1, 2016
Others were frustrated:
This is the biggest waffle of nonsense of all time... #Zuma is just wasting our time!— Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP (@MkhulekoHlengwa) April 1, 2016
South Africans just think about what's going on here: our president is such a let down that he has to REASSURE us he accepts a court ruling!— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) April 1, 2016
- Pose bish! (@JoziGoddess) April 1, 2016
South Africa : You are on your own.— Trevor Ncube (@TrevorNcube) April 1, 2016
It's down hill here on
This guy is serious???"It was NEVER my INTENTION not to comply". Which is worse between lying to Parliament & lying DIRECTLY to the Nation?— Dali Mpofu (@AdvDali_Mpofu) April 1, 2016
No one resigns standing— Maqoma (@MTshwete) April 1, 2016
Mbeki, Nixon ...
#ANC&Zuma are showing South Africans middle finger. Time 4 SAns to talk mass action against this arrogant crew.— Bantu Holomisa (@BantuHolomisa) April 1, 2016
Others called for the president's head to roll:
#Zuma the only thing left of us as the people who value constitution is to mobilize our people to remove this socalled president&his friends— Zwelinzima Vavi (@Zwelinzima1) April 1, 2016
Your apology is not accepted! Please do the honourable thing #Zuma.— Nikiwe Bikitsha (@NBikitsha) April 1, 2016
Just more lies and denials. Resign already #Zuma."— FootballSavedMyLife (@les_darulermen) April 1, 2016
If #Zuma thinks his apology calmed SAns down, bad news for him cos he just infuriated us more. He shall be physically REMOVED!!— The Ice King (@MandisiEugene) April 1, 2016