Presidency on journalist’s misunderstanding of President Zuma’s message

Holiday legends

A journalist misunderstood an isiZulu idiom and went on to write a story that President Jacob Zuma is about to take another wife.

Speaking at a wonderful Christmas party for older persons in Savannah Park, Durban, yesterday, 23 December 2014, the President joked that he did not have “indlu yokugugela”, which the journalist reported as a hint about taking another wife.

It is unfortunate that such misrepresentation clouded the reporting of an otherwise beautiful occasion in which senior citizens were honoured and feted.

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SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS