Former president Jacob Zuma's first tweet in the new year has set tongues wagging, after he tweeted a picture of himself with a hunting rifle.
Former president Jacob Zuma's first tweet in the new year has set tongues wagging, after he tweeted a picture of himself with a hunting rifle.

Umshini Wami? Jacob Zuma set tongues wagging with hunting rifle picture

By SIHLE MAVUSO Time of article published Feb 5, 2020

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Durban - Former president Jacob Zuma set Twitter alight just after 6pm on Wednesday when he tweeted a picture of himself carrying a hunting rifle. 

The former president tweeted the picture just as the country was still debating his arrest warrant, which was issued by Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge Dhaya Pillay. 

The arrest warrant has led to angry outbursts from the ANC in KZN, the ANC and supporters of the former president, who all criticised the decision taken by the court.  

Zuma, who missed court proceedings due to an alleged illness, is seen sitting on a garden chair taking aim with his hunting rifle in the picture, without his trademark glasses. 

Many have interpreted the picture to his trademark song and rallying call, 'Umshini Wami', which means 'Bring me my machine gun'. 

Although it is not known when and where the picture was taken, the picture set tags wagging, as people questioned if it was appropriate for an ill Zuma to be outdoors toying with hunting rifles. 

In just over an hour, the picture had garnered over a thousand retweets. It was the former president's first tweet in the new year, having last tweeted on December 29, last year. 


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