Jeer­ing Zuma ‘was wrong’

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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