Gopolang Moloko
1 minute read
16 Dec 2018
7:50 pm

Tito’s message to Zuma: ‘Fasten your seat belt’

Gopolang Moloko

The finance minister has advised Zuma on surviving Twitter before asking him to follow him back.

Tito Mboweni shares the aftermath of a spicy meal | Image: Twitter

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has come out showing support for former president Jacob Zuma on social media.

Mboweni welcomed Zuma on Twitter and advised him to fasten his seat belt as things can get rough on the Twitter streets.

He reminded Zuma that he was now following him on Twitter and suggested that the former president follow him back.

“So far so good. But things can go terribly wrong,” he said to Zuma.

Mboweni is not the only political figure to welcome Zuma. ANC election head Fikile Mbalula also saw it fitting to school him on social media etiquette.

After welcoming Zuma, he warned him of the the number of memes floating in cyberspace with his face in them.

He had earlier told Mzwanele Manyi not to “encourage this” when Manyi announced Zuma’s arrival to Twitter. Mbalula had simply believed it was yet another parody account.

This was after Zuma made an announcement that he was moving with the times and had joined Twitter.

“Hello everyone. I have decided to move with times, to join this important area of conversation because I hear many people are talking about me – as well as others are … calling themselves Zuma in many ways.

“I felt it is necessary that I should join in and be part of the conversation and join the people in their discussions.

“It’s me, former president Jacob Zuma.”

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