If you hang out in social media scum then #ZumaWasBetter

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If you hang out in social media scum then #ZumaWasBetter

Twitter is adamant life under Jacob was peachier than pineapple on pizza. That’s if you like pineapple on pizza

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On Tuesday, Twitter was as adamant as a howling pit of dissentient babble can be: #ZumaWasBetter.

Ordinarily I wouldn’t have paid attention. Twitter hashtags are, by definition, a sort of digital scum that forms on the stinking, swirling surface of social media every day, bobbing there for a few hours before it dissolves and sinks back into the morass.

But this time, I must confess, I was curious. What, I wondered, was Jacob Zuma better at? Was this a hashtag about selling the country to foreign interests? Dismantling law-enforcement agencies? Delaying prosecution? ..

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