On his way out of the National House of Traditional Leaders debate which was held at the council chambers on Thursday evening, instead of the usual cheers, President Jacob Zuma was booed by the crowd at the venue of the debate.
President Jacob Zuma met a large crowd large gathered at the Sammy Marks Square to get a glimpse of him which was normal but instead of the usual cheers he usually receives from people, some people from the crowd booed him.
President Zuma was waving to the crowd in his usual manner while the crowd responded with a mixture of cheers and booing.
If the booing had any effect on Zuma, he did not show it as he continued towards his car without showing any reaction towards the booing. The president maintained his self-control and kept on waving until he made it to his vehicle and was driven away.
This unfortunate treatment from the masses comes a week after the Constitutional Court passed a judgement which said that President Jacob Zuma had disobeyed the Constitution when he chose not to obey the remedial actions presented to him by the Public Protector.
The Public Protector Thuli Madonsela presented him the option of paying back a portion of the large amount of taxpayers money that was illegally used for upgrades at his Nkandla home.
During the course of her investigation, the Public Protector made some discovery one of which was that Zuma had unduly benefited from the upgrades when other renovations and structures, besides security features, were done at the estate. The upgrades made at the estate included a chicken run, a cattle kraal, a swimming pool, amphitheatre and a visitor’s centre.