President Jacob Zuma has hit back at the “unfair” criticism that has been laid against him, saying that he is being targeted because he’s black and uneducated and running a country.
This is according to a report by the Sunday Independent, quoting Zuma when he was speaking at an event at the Jacob Zuma Foundation.
According to the report, the president said that his critics have treated him unfairly, believing that a man who has never gone to school and is president must be attacked 24/7.
“No one has ever said it is a miracle for this man to have become president and written a column about it,” Zuma said.
He said he was made a laughing stock because he came from a poor black background and managed to make something of himself.
Zuma, however, said he doesn’t listen to his critics, saying he’d have “the disease white people call stress” if he did. “But I don’t have it because I know better,” he said.
He laughed off the criticism saying “If a person loses a shoe-lace in South Africa they say it is Zuma – and I love it.”
According to the paper, Zuma threatened to “spill the beans” on his critics, because he knew who they were.
You can read the full story in the Sunday Independent for January 17.