Thumbs up for JZ on Twitter
SOCIAL media was sent into a spin and a barrel of laughs yesterday, when former president Jacob Zuma joined popular social media platform Twitter.
Sending people into a complete meltdown, he announced that he had decided to “move with times” by joining social media and in less than four hours he had more than 30 000 followers.
In a 44-second video, he said: “Hello everyone. I have decided to move with the times to join this important area of conversation because I hear that many people are talking about me and others are calling themselves Zuma in many ways.
“I felt it necessary that I must join in and be part of the conversation and join the people in their discussion. It’s me, former president Jacob Zuma.”
People welcomed him under the hashtag #ubaba, which trended yesterday, and “Black Twitter” said it was humbled that he had become one of them.
@Axe_linda: “ubaba just greeted and stated the mandate and whole Twitter is shook. That time he already has over 30K followers in a space of a few hours.”
@Thabangsays tweeted that the streets of Twitter would now be in order since Zuma was now a member.
Zuma then tweeted: “I look forward to engaging with you.”