Johannesburg - As South Africans gear up to get up close and personal with the family of former President Jacob Zuma through their mooted television reality show, political analysts have warned that the show could open up the former head of state to further scrutiny and criticism from his enemies.
Television producer Legend Manqele confirmed that he was shooting “a season of something” on the Zuma family in Nkandla, with several posts on Twitter showing Manqele and his crew at Zuma’s sprawling Nkandla homestead.
Other shots by Manqele were with the mother of Zuma’s youngest child Nonkanyiso Conco, through whom the family would be introduced to South African homes by way of the reality show.
However, political analyst Thabani Khumalo said that if he was Zuma’s advisor, he would have advise the former president to go to his Nkandla homestead, herd his cattle and live a private life and forget about the spotlight because it would lead to more controversies.
“Even on Twitter, lately, since the judgment in his court case with Derek Hanekom, he has been inactive. I think it’s time for him to enjoy a private life because the more he puts himself on this public platform, the more he exposes himself to criticism from his enemies and the people in general,” Khumalo said.