President Jacob Zuma delivered his last speech as the leader of the ANC on Saturday at the 54th National Conference at Nasrec. The president spoke on various issues, including radical economic transformation and corruption.
But social media did not take kindly to Zuma's oratory skills. "Boring", "painful" and "sleepy" were just some of the words used by people on Twitter to describe Zuma's speech.
Zuma, in typical fashion, was reading his speech and went on for almost two hours, with a vast amount of South Africans on social media complaining that he did actually say much.
I fell asleep while pretending to listen to Zuma's speech. #ANC54— Theo the Ninja™ (@Yung_TheoLogySA) December 16, 2017
Social media users were particularly amused by the "anti-corruption" remarks by Zuma. Zuma claimed that "corruption in the private sector is treated with kid gloves and is referred to in softer terms such as collusion, "accounting irregularities" or "lapses in corporate governance -- referring to disgraced company Steinhoff.
He also said corruption in the private sector was as bad as corruption in government, and social media users did not hold back.
President Zuma is lecturing us on corruption. 🙄 #ANC54— Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh (@SizweMpofuWalsh) December 16, 2017
Stop factions, corporate greed, in fighting, going to court. This entire Zuma speech is like watching your alcoholic father slam everyone in the house for drinking too much.— #PuppetGuy JHB&CT 2018 (@chestermissing) December 16, 2017
Amazing speech by Zuma! This crooked serial violator of the Constitution preaching anti corruption while stealing and looting the state coffers for his family and friends! #ANC54— edris hlongwane (@edrishlongwane) December 16, 2017
This speech Zuma is giving is reason enough to dissolve the ANC.— dean (@Deano_T7) December 16, 2017
Zuma speech template:— #PuppetGuy JHB&CT 2018 (@chestermissing) December 16, 2017
Hallo people I like.
We were awesome.
Nation building is a thing.
We really were awesome.
Say 'especially the poor'.
NOTE: dont say Gupta.
Zuma doesn't mind boring you with one long speech. slow slow slow slow until you get enough lol— Patriarch Buffalo (@GideonXF) December 16, 2017