Cape Town – A video showing former president Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, cleaning up a neighbourhood in Newlands East, Durban has gone viral on social media.
In the video, Duduzane is seen hard at work – pushing a wheelbarrow full of dirt, cutting grass using a brush cutter, and sweeping the streets with some young boys.
Uyasebenza uChairperson we Ward 11. This is great example of how all our ward leaders should interact in their communities. Duduzane Zuma has set a standard let’s live up to it or let’s surpass it. pic.twitter.com/ywSyXW0Ek1
— Ziphozonke Maswazi Mhlongo (@MaswaziMhlongo) December 29, 2021
“The basic message is respect your doorstep. Respect your backyard. Clean up your backyard and respect your neighbour,” Duduzane says in another video.
Chairperson of Ward 11 Duduzane Zuma hard at work with the community. He says we must “respect our doorsteps” which means let’s instil the work ethic that seeks to make sure we look after our communities at all times and not just during elections. pic.twitter.com/VuQNSF23Fw
— Ziphozonke Maswazi Mhlongo (@MaswaziMhlongo) December 23, 2021
Duduzane, who has an ambition to be president of South Africa, was recently elected as the chairperson of the ANC’s branch in Newlands East, Durban.
This was after he admitted during an interview with Power98.7 that he was new to the world of politics but believed he had “something to offer” and that he could have what South Africa needed.
“I feel like I have something to offer.
“It is just taking politics from an old man and woman’s game and changing it to a young man and woman’s game,” Duduzane was quoted as saying, according to The Citizen.
He said he wanted to help South Africa move forward.
“I don’t want to be that guy that has an opportunity to make a difference and doesn’t take it,” he said.
Soon after he was elected as branch chairperson, his father congratulated him, saying this was “absolutely an important thing”.
“It’s always important to make the branch make the difference within the organisation itself and secondly within the community where you are, to be able to serve the community and therefore give that kind of leadership.
[ Watch] President Jacob Zuma, Congratulating Duduzane Zuma for being elected as the ANC branch chairperson of Ward 11, Newlands East, Durban. pic.twitter.com/GzziZwsam6
— 🇿🇦𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐞 (@Mashiane_ZA) December 20, 2021
“So congratulations very much for being elected chairperson of the branch, and I feel proud. We all started there. We all started there, but we ended up somewhere, but we all started there,” said Zuma.
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