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It's uBaba's birthday: Twitter reacts to Jacob Zuma turning 77

12/04/2019

Jacob Zuma's wife, Tobeka Madiba Zuma, wished him a happy birthday on Instagram by sharing an adorable photo to her Highlights.

Retirement is treating him well and his 2019 birthday should be faring somewhat better than when he was still in office.

Of course, Twitter will also remind you that it is Zuma's birthday today by unleashing a barrage of colourful balloons when you visit his Twitter profile.

Image via Twitter Don't let Twitter fool you though, it's still a heartless mistress and marked one of uBaba's portrait photos as sensitive content.'

Composite of Twitter screenshots. If all else fails and his day turns out to be crap anyway, he can still celebrate his youngest son's one-year-birthday. Sakhaumuzi was born on 12 April 2018.

While thousands of netizens took to Twitter to congratulate Zuma on his 77th birthday, the sentiment wasn't shared by everyone.

Tobeka Madiba Zuma wishing former President Jacob Zuma a Happy Birthday. / Image via Instagram: @tobeka_madiba_zuma

A user known only as Griffin said, It is Jacob Zuma's birthday and he is not in jail. South Africa has no balls, while another user added:

In case you are scared to wish Jacob Zuma a happy birthday on the probability that he will use it to get the ANC to give him another billion of our tax money you can wish the Teenage Ninja Turtles a happy prerequisite existence day.

No! His no president, ex singing, dancing and twitting president

Sips (@Sips21176846) April 12, 2019 Danile Malothane wanted to know if Zuma's birthday was also under investigation. A user known only as Yaya asked netizens not to get it twisted, and said:

We love Zuma as a person not as a President. He was terrible at his job.

Happy Birthday President Jacob Zuma.

I miss you. My dollar based income has fallen since you resigned.

- Wesley Fester (@wesleyfestersa) April 12, 2019 @PresJGZuma May your day be the same as the millions of South Africans you represented, that your pool water is as clean as the water these people have to drink, that your lights shine as brightly as Eskom allows, that your upgrade is better than their hope for a toilet #ZumaDay

- Oskar Wild (@OskarWild6) April 12, 2019 Many Twitter users were also referring to Zuma as the only Black President South Africa ever had, as the country's first Black President, and as a political genius.

So people out here wishing Jacob Zuma happy birthday and tweeting things like The only black president South Africa ever had or The best President this country ever had #BayanyaNha???? Do they not see the mess he left this country in? pic.twitter.com/ljIpMjL2QI

- Kuhle (@Kush_Kndy) April 12, 2019 Tags: Jacob ZumaSouth Africa
LINK: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/jacob-zuma-birthday-twitter-reactions-...
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