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Along with millions and millions of other South Africans, Jill Hallett, Joan Swanepoel, and Debbie Breedt will be smiling today.
Their names may not be familiar, but you’ll certainly have seen their (in)famous ‘Zuma Must Go’ dance, which first went viral in April 2017.
At the time, South Africans were mobilising with a series of protests against the then-president, as more and more evidence of State Capture was uncovered.
Don’t ever forget the role that the likes of The Daily Maverick, Scorpio, and AmaBhungane played in getting us to where we are today.
With Zuma checking into prison in the wee hours of this morning, the so-called dancing nanas and their antics have once again been widely shared.
We’ll rely on the OG tweet from April 7, 2017:
— Mamaponya Motsai (@mamaponyamotsai) April 7, 2017
Naturally, there were many remixes, but for me, this took the cake:
Fast forward two years, and Zuma was summoned to appear before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.
One day before his appearance, the former president actually took the piss out of those ladies with his own rendition:
I thought I should brighten up your day pic.twitter.com/T9kJgBUZz8
— Jacob G Zuma (@PresJGZuma) July 14, 2019
Zuma found his own joke hilarious, but little did he know that failing to appear before the Zondo commission would eventually land him a spot in jail.
Perhaps, like Nelson Mandela before him, he will use that time to pen an autobiography.
Move over Long Walk to Freedom – my favourite suggestion for a title thus far is Lord of the Lies, although these also deserve a mention:
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