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This is what some South Africans think of Zuma’s legacy

President Jacob Zuma says he wants South Africans to decide for themselves how he has fared as president. EWN conducted a poll on Facebook &Twitter on the matter and these are the results.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma makes his address at the final plenary on 5 July 2017. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma on Monday said that he wants South Africans to decide for themselves how he has fared as president and Eyewitness News asked the nation to do just that.

A poll was run on Tuesday on both Facebook and Twitter asking South Africans to tell us how he has done in his time in office.

The poll options:

  • He has been great

  • Extremely poor

  • No better, no worse, than any other president

  • Not bad, could be better

Over 21,000 people voted on Facebook:

Three percent voted that he has been great.
A whopping 94% voted that he has been extremely poor.
2% voted no better no worse than other presidents.
And 1% voted not bad, could be better.

On Twitter, we asked the same question with the options:

  • He has been great

  • Extremely poor

  • Not bad, could be better

A total of 2,965 people voted:

Four percent said he’s been great.
A huge 91% voted he has been extremely poor.
Five percent said not bad, could be better.