Describing Zuma in one word is harder than you’d think

With the 2016 State of the Nation Address just days away, The Daily Vox team hit the streets to ask some folks to describe what really comes to mind when they hear the words “Jacob Zuma”. 

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When asked how to describe Zuma, most people found the question quite funny. Tarryn Palmer, an area manager in Melville, had a hard time thinking of just one word saying “There’s horrible ones coming to mind.” But, after some thought, she chose the word “incapable.”

Tarryn Palmer

Godfrey Motia, who is unemployed, believed Zuma is “not a good president” and Dan Webster, a pastor, said “selfish.”


The team also asked what they would prioritise if they were president. Ntombi Motia, Bcomm Accounting student at UJ, said she would prioritise not only tertiary education but also basic education.


Motebang Motebang, a restaurant owner, was taken aback by the question but added, “Honestly speaking, my people need land.”

Motebang Motebang