Dudu Zuma, the son of former South African president Jacob Zuma, has spoken out against the widespread opinion of his father's administration as "nine wasted years," arguing that conditions were better during his father's tenure than they are now under Cyril Ramaphosa.
While thinking back on those nine years, Dudu Zuma observed, "Life was good during those nine years,"
But ANC veteran Derek Hanekom shoots back at Dudu Zuma, calling her a "shameless creature" and alleging that the former president's policies mostly benefited his family and those connected to the Guptas.
Derek Hanekom stated, "For you and your family and all others who got rich by working with the Guptas, you disgusting beast.
Social critics who have responded to Derek Hanekom's comments have suggested that eventually many South Africans will have to admit that life was not as awful during Zuma's purported nine years in office. The facts, they said, are stubborn and must be recognized, no matter how much or how little people like Jacob Zuma.
I didn't get rich like you describe, and I'm not related to her, but what she says is true, as other people have said.
People like you, who are just average South Africans, didn't have to suffer through stage 6 load shedding. Both food and fuel were much cheaper than they are now.
Yes, we are aware of Zuma's many indiscretions, but if Cyril is always right in your eyes, then there must be something wrong with you.
Gunfire was directed at Derek Hanekom.
Those who back CR have speculated that the saboteurs of Eskom planned Stage 6 loadshedding to incite civil unrest in South Africa and undermine Cyril Ramaphosa's administration.
That's the exact plan they had in mind, indeed. They are playing a dangerous game, but they will ultimately lose. Derek Hanekom issued the following statement in response to the rumors:
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