Zuma the butt of jokes

WITH pictures of the country's new Mandela bank notes out, President Jacob Zuma's "shower head" and lifestyle jokes are trending on social networks Twitter and Facebook - again.

This time the new banknotes featuring former president Nelson Mandela have been defaced, with the global icon's face being replaced with that of Zuma.

A R50 note shows Zuma's head overshooting the border. On the R20 note Zuma is holding a piece of paper with a shower over his head. The words "Izophelela eNkandla le mali" (this money will be spent in Nkandla) are written on the side.

A R200-million note has Zuma's grinning face on it, with a shower on his head and a raised index finger. This has been linked to the upgrade of Zuma's iNkandla homestead .

The social networks have apparently been abuzz with these updates since yesterday afternoon.

Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said: "I have not seen it and I do not engage on matters on Twitter."

Many other users made jokes about Zuma's head.

Facebook user Thulile Mazibuko wrote: "Dear Jacob Zuma, if u also thinking that one day it will b ur head on South African money (Coins or Notes) dream on . your head won't fit, we don't wanna b walkin around wit A4 R100 Notes!".

- mashabas@sowetan.co.za


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