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Jacob Zuma gatecrashes official event, gets grilled by Mbalula

27/01/2019

The former president, Jacob Zuma just can't seem to avoid trouble. This time around, the ANC's head of elections publicly called Zuma out for attending an official commemoration day event without following protocol.

Jacob Zuma gatecrashes official event The Kgosi Mampuru II Commemoration Day event is of great importance to the people of Pretoria. It is also the type of event that would, in normal circumstances, be attended by the seating president of South Africa.

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As far as everyone knows, Zuma was forced out of that seat, finally, in February 2018. So, then who gave Ngxamalala the greenlight to attend such an auspicious event on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa?

We can confirm that it sure wasn't Mbalula or anyone else in the high-ranking positions of the ANC.

Where is Cyril Ramaphosa? Currently, President Ramaphosa is on a special visit in India. The president could not attend the event due to the pressing need to strengthen bilateral relations between the two emerging markets.

Today we honoured Kgo i Mampuru II at the Try Again Sports Ground, Limpopo

Kgo i Mampuru II Annual Commemoration Day pic.twitter.com/CYMMhFdX9b

Jacob G Zuma (@PresJGZuma) January 26, 2019 Zuma, a president who served two terms is well versed on the protocol and Mbalula was quick to remind the former head of state about that.

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Zuma vs Mbalula Twitter beef Responding to the tweet Zuma shared of his experience at the event, Mbalula questioned the former president on his moves at such a critical time in the ANC's election campaign.

But cde President is this the right thing to do unless u are delegated Msholozi? U were a President bfo is this the right protocol ? To go around addressing events that should b addressed by a seating President?

Fikile (Mr Fearfokkol) (@MbalulaFikile) January 26, 2019 Opposition leaders were quick to jump on the slander train, criticising Zuma for showing little respect to the party that has protected him from prosecution for many years.

UDM leader, Bantu Holomisa chimed in, concurring with Mbalula on the matter.

Mbaks is correct . ANC told the world that they are removing Nxamalala from office because of corruption among others. Today they talk of renewal, new dawn,etc. Clarity is needed here. Must Mbaks, as head of elections deploy a crime suspect 2 campaign 4 ANC? A principled posn.

Bantu Holomisa (@BantuHolomisa) January 27, 2019 As expected, Zuma clapped back at Mbalula for having the audacity to question him on Twitter.

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Comrade Mbalula, I am certain that you are not supposed to ask me such a question through twitter as you are inviting me to ask you questions on your question. This would lead to a conversation between you and I, either you educating me on ANC policy or vice versa. 1/3

Jacob G Zuma (@PresJGZuma) January 27, 2019 Facing the elections as we are, I suggest we avoid these kind of conversations on such platforms. I am very keen to give you an explanation on this matter, away from social media should you be interested. 3/3

Jacob G Zuma (@PresJGZuma) January 27, 2019 Things are sure heating up internally at Luthuli House.

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