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Nigerians React To Igwe Jacob Zuma Statue -- 'I Wonder What They See In Zuma, Lies? Corruption?'

"I hope the next government takes down that statue of Jacob Zuma. The President of South Africa doesn't deserve such honour here."

16/10/2017 07:26 SAST | Updated 16/10/2017 09:30 SAST
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It's been a great week for President Jacob Zuma. Less than a week ago, he was honoured with a six-metre-tall monument in Groot Marico in North West. And on Saturday, the president was once again the centre of attention when he was presented with a bronze statue in his honour by the governor of the Imo State in Nigeria, Owelle Okorocha.

'I hope the next government in Imo State takes down that statue of Jacob Zuma. The President of South Africa doesn't deserve such honour here"Nigerian citizen on Twitter

In addition to the statue, a street was named after Zuma and he received the Imo Merit Award.

The bronze statue, which reportedly cost the Nigerian government N520-million (R19-million), had Nigerians on social media up in arms.

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