Happy birthday, supreme leader – not the real Mac Maharaj

2013-04-12 11:21

A spoof account on Twitter of presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj was mistakenly quoted in a report about President Jacob Zuma’s birthday.

In it, “Maharaj” (@mac_maharaj) referred to Zuma as “our supreme leader, commander-in-chief, honourable president, professor and Dr Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma MD”.

The account bio reads: “I would never lie to you. (Parody).”

Wire service Sapa pulled the story after including the quote from the spoof account in an earlier version.

Other tweets from the account include:

» “We will blame Apartheid until Jesus returns.”

» “I’ve got some Madiba’s art for sale. Good Price. DM me if you’re interested.”

» “Honorable (sic) President Doctor Jacob Zuma has faith in Motshekga & her many achievements in Life Orientation – the most important Matric subject.”

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