Mbalula's birthday tweet to Zuma 'buying face' - Twitter

2017-04-12 12:07

Cape Town - Police Minister Fikile Mbalula used Twitter to wish President Jacob Zuma a happy 75th birthday on Wednesday.

"A HBD to the Robben Island prisoner, a freedom fighter, a liberators of our people, the President of the Republic of South Africa," he wrote.

Some Twitter users continued to wish Zuma happy birthday, while others rejected the gesture as flattery, "buying face", and "kissing ass".

Here are some of the replies:

Others used the platform to wish former minister of finance Pravin Gordhan well, as he shares a birthday with Zuma.

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