The Presidency is yet to comment on pictures circulating on social media purporting to show President Jacob Zuma with a young women to whom he is more than just a “blesser”.
“Okay cool?” asked Floyd Shivambu. “What kind of Grand Fathers and Fathers kiss their Grand Daughters & Daughters like this? Perverts??”
That was the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) deputy president’s response to the series of selfies that circulated on social media on Tuesday and Wednesday‚ posted by a 19-year-old “Lindokuhle Dlamini”.
Shivambu also seemed to suggest that more revelations were to follow.
The Facebook page on which the selfies purporting to show the pair kissing were posted – with with a caption reading that Zuma “is not just a blesser‚ we are inlove” – was reportedly deleted.
Some media outlets like the Citizen said they had been contacted by readers to say the woman is actually Zuma’s daughter.
That prompted Shivambu’s question about the nature of the kissing.
He later referenced the sexual harassment case against African National Congress leader in the Western Cape Marius Fransman‚ when he quoted Scapegoat @AndiMakinana’s tweet: “WC ANCYL to Fransman: Being between the sheets with a 20 year old lady while married is not … ideal values ANC would like to project.”
Shivambu said: “Well‚ they do it all the time and one‚ whom they all learn from‚ will be exposed very soon. Watch the space!”
WC ANCYL to Fransman:
"Being between the sheets with a 20 year old lady while married is not … ideal values ANC would like to project."
— Scapegoat (@AndiMakinana) July 13, 2016
Well, they do it all the time and one, whom they all learn from, will be exposed very soon. Watch the space! https://t.co/bXF0BpuIwM
— Floyd Shivambu (@FloydShivambu) July 13, 2016
The Presidency indicated on Wednesday that it would investigate the claims before commenting‚ and calls on Thursday morning went unanswered.