Twitter account in name of Zuma's daughter slaps down people who say her dad did not hoist Rugby World Cup

Former president Jacob Zuma.
Former president Jacob Zuma.
Image: THULI DLAMINI

A Twitter account in the name of Duduzile Zuma, who is the daughter of former president Jacob Zuma, has come out in support of the former president after South Africans remarked he is the only post-apartheid president who has not lifted the Webb Ellis cup with the Springboks.

Nelson Mandela memorably celebrated with the Boks in 1995, Thabo Mbeki saw World Cup victory in 2007 and Cyril Ramaphosa shared in Siya Kolisi's team's dream victory in Japan on Saturday

But the cup skipped Zuma, which people were quick to comment on in their social media posts at the weekend.

On a Twitter account in her name, Duduzile posted: “To all Blacks SouthAfricans who were/are dissing my father President Jacob Zuma. Monday: Back to reality, go face your racist baas who disrespect you and still calls you k... regardless of #RugbyWorldCup win. I took the insults regarding my father however your life hasn't change a bit.”

The Twitter account in her name is not verified.

Over the weekend, EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi also came under fire after he dampened the mood after the Boks defeated England 32-12 at Yokohama in Japan. In a tweet, Ndlozi congratulated the team’s captain Kolisi, but said the rest of the team must "get their congratulations from Prince Harry”.

Kgalema Motlanthe served as interim president between the presidency of Mbeki and Zuma, from September 2008 to May 2009. There was no world cup played in this period.

* This article has been updated to reflect that the Twitter account in her name has not been verified. A family representative has not responded as yet to requests to confirm it is Duduzile Zuma's account. 

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