‘He has taken me as his daughter’ - teen pictured kissing Zuma

2016-07-14 14:10
Zuma and the teenager (File)

Zuma and the teenager (File)

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Cape Town – Like any 17-year-old, the young woman seen kissing President Jacob Zuma in photos has used social media to set the record straight and express her love for her "second dad".

The teenager expressed her shock and frustration on her profile after a collage of selfies went viral on a Facebook page, which has since been discovered to be fake, accompanied by a post falsely claiming that she was called "Lindokuhle Dlamini" and that Zuma was her "blesser".

The accompanying caption of the published post [on the fake page] stated: "He is not just a blesser, we are inlove and I am grateful for all that he has done for me, much love. Xo xo."

The teen on Thursday posted from her real Facebook page: "Who’s Lindokuhle Dlamini?"

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Replying to confused friends who flocked to her Facebook page, the teen said some "dumb-ass guy" in QwaQwa had concocted the viral post.

"I'm not even willing to know him... He doesn't even know what he's talking about," the fresh-faced teen replied to a friend.

'I have found a second dad'

A blesser, or sugar daddy, is an older man who gives a younger woman money or gifts in exchange for sex.

The president on Youth Day spoke out against the phenomena of "blessers" sweeping across parts of the country.

The young woman - whose real identity is known to News24, but cannot be named because she is a minor - has painted a picture on her real Facebook account of an inspirational paternal relationship with Zuma and of good times spent bonding at Nkandla.

Zuma’s son Edward also confirmed to News24 earlier on Thursday that the young woman "was his sister [although not by blood]".

On January 5 this year, the woman poured out her heart and soul about Zuma.

She stated: "I'm so glad that I got to meet the person that most people look up to... I know that Minority doesn't like him but he has taken me as his daughter, I thank you for all the love you have given me throughout the years, I love you baba Msholozi <3 you are the man of your words and I appreciate you :) I have found a second dad in you :)"

'He always makes my day'

Edward Zuma said the Facebook account, where the selfies were published, was indeed a fake one, with a fake name and wrong age for the woman pictured in the photo.

On New Year’s Day, the teen posted that she was travelling to Nkandla, Zuma’s homestead.

According to her page, she stayed in Nkandla for a few days and thought it "to be hot and dry".

A friend then commented that she should go take a swim.

When she left, she posted: "It was great seeing baba today :) he always makes my day :) <3."

A few days later, she went to Rustenburg to attend the ANC’s 104th birthday celebrations.

In February, she posted a photo of a smiling Zuma standing in front of curtains, and added a smiley face emoticon. 

Another post in the same month stated that she "still loved Msholozi".

Not short of a sense of humour, she published a joke in April that provided a new definition for Jacob Zuma as a noun for "a stage where you don’t care about anything".

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