Cape Town – Former president Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla, has declared her allegiance and made it clear that she is standing with President Vladimir Putin amid conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Duduzile took to Twitter to make her stance clear, declaring that she stands with Russia.
“My Leader…I STAND WITH RUSSIA,” wrote Duduzile in a tweet.
My Leader…I STAND WITH RUSSIA 🇷🇺!!! pic.twitter.com/Gpv7c15U0Z
— Dudu Zuma-Sambudla (@DZumaSambudla) February 24, 2022
Her remarks come as Putin ordered a “special military operation” in Ukraine on Thursday after formally recognising two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine, saying that there is a need to demilitarise the country.
Russian attack on Ukraine killed dozens as air strikes hit military installations and ground forces moved in from the north, south and east.
The conflict between the two countries has drawn international attention, with many countries urging Putin to lay down his weapons and negotiate.
Western countries on the other hand have imposed harsher sanctions on Putin and his country.
Meanwhile, South Africans are debating the country’s potential involvement in the conflict, with many advising against it.
Many tweeps reacted negatively to Duduzile’s tweet.
Take a look at some of the Tweeter reactions on Duduzile’s Russia-Ukraine stance below:
U need to see a doc coz no1 can be happy for the death of civiliance
— Knowledge (@Knowmwanza) February 24, 2022
She thinks Putin is a family friend who can waste his time on Nkandla tea parties
— Animal Farm (@cab_delivery) February 24, 2022
The evil do tend to flock together
— Nick Hedley (@nickhedley) February 24, 2022
Clean your house kuqala bantu babusy , I stand for Russia for what? There are woman’s and children in Ukraine abazawufa so you happy because kuzawubalawa abantu,at end we gonna suffer as African Countrys , bantu bayithanda kakhulu imfazwe ngathi bangayikhona
— moses mtabiso (@MMtabiso) February 24, 2022
Picture: Twitter/ @DZumaSambudla
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo