Zuma booed after Bafana’s loss

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IOL pic mar6 jacob zuma glasses file Independent Newspapers South African President Jacob Zuma. File picture: Sizwe Ndingane

Johannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma received a hostile reception when he walked onto the pitch at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening.

Jeers and boos rang out as Zuma's name was called and he walked to the field for the post-match ceremony following the international friendly between Bafana Bafana and Brazil.

Brazil won the match 5-0.

Zuma was handing over the hosting of the Fifa World Cup to Brazil - the host nation for the 2014 edition later this year.

Zuma was joined on a stage by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, South African Football Association President Danny Jordaan as well as several Brazilian dignitaries, who received a commemorative plaque marking the event.

Zuma was booed at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, at the same venue, in December last year. - Sapa



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