Jacob Zuma joins Twitter

File: Former President Jacob Zuma is now Twitter.

File: Former President Jacob Zuma is now Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Former South African president Jacob Zuma has decided to move with the times and join the social media scene.

“Hello, everyone. I have decided to move with times to join this important area of conversation because I hear that many people are talking about me,” he said in the video.

Zuma's announcement prompted the hashtag UBaba and soon it trended.

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His account, @PresJGZUMA is already garnering interest, securing thousands of followers in a matter of hours.

Meanwhile, Zuma was quick to dismiss a post purporting to fundraise for Zuma's legal fees.

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