Mzansi is divided over the roles former South African president Jacob Zuma and Archbishop Desmond Tutu played on anti-apartheid.
The events that have followed the death of Anti-apartheid movement leader, Archbishop Desmond Tutu have been on a whole other level. The presidency announced that Tutu had passed on, and also spoke about his legacy on Sunday, December 26.
Tutu’s family also confirmed that he died on that Sunday, December 26 in a frail-care centre at the age of 90. Social media has since been flooded with tributes to the late Nobel Peace Prize winner. Also, comments about his time alive seem to aim at his reputation and rubbish it.
The late Archbishop has also recently trended after Mzansi began comparing his role on anti-apartheid to that of the former president, Jacob Zuma. Zuma’s supporters have stated that they believe he did more for South Africa than Tutu ever did. According to them, Zuma “held a gun and fought for freedom”.
Supporters of the late Archbishop also claim that the former president will never achieve what he did. They also believe that Zuma “sold the country and its poor”. Social media has since been divided in their opinions about who did the most for the country.
Jacob Zuma will never achieve not even half of what Desmond Tutu archived.
— Malibongwe Qwashu (@MmQwashu) December 26, 2021
Some people – usually Jacob Zuma fans – say Desmond Tutu was a “sell out”.
Wait till they hear how Zuma sold the country and its poor.
— Nick Hedley (@nickhedley) December 27, 2021
Jacob Zuma held a gun and fought for freedom, your favorite was wearing a purple dress moving around with a necklace. https://t.co/cpY3OnBwwo
— S E P H I R I❄️ (@sephiritsikeli) December 27, 2021
Those Jacob Zuma’s supporters who are throwing insults at Tutu’s legacy are behaving exactly like him, why are we surprised? #RIPDesmondTutu
— i am Khaya (@Callme_Khaya) December 27, 2021
Jacob Gedleyehlekisa Zuma made a family of Indian racists very rich. He doesn't care about the plight of Africans. His actions were loud & clear. The Guptas were openly racist at that Sun City wedding. They didn't wanna be served by Blacks. That was one of their demands.
— Kgauza wa Lecowza (@Kgauza_SM) December 27, 2021
I still believe the worst mistake we made as a country was to let Zuma be the president. He would not made it anywhere in the world
— Kingsley Dlamini (@KingsleyDlamin2) December 26, 2021