Jeering Zuma ‘was wrong’
MORE than half of young South Africans canvassed said they thought it was wrong President Jacob Zuma was booed at Nelson Mandela’s December 10 memorial service.
Market research company Pondering Panda chief executive Shirley Wakefield said 53 percent of those surveyed disapproved of the booing; 40 percent believed it acceptable.
Sections of the crowd at the FNB Stadium in Soweto booed Zuma whenever his face appeared on the big screens, or his name was mentioned.
Of the youth who disapproved of the booing, just more than half believed it was wrong because it took place during Mandela’s memorial service.
A quarter believed it was wrong to insult the president, and 17 percent said Zuma had not done anything wrong to deserve it.
The survey covered 3 041 people aged 18 to 34. – Sapa.