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Former President Jacob Zuma set tongues wagging after sending this video to model Babalwa Mneno

SANDTON, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 11: Babalwa Mneno during Day 2 the Africa Fashion International (AFI) 2019 - Joburg Fashion Week at the Sandton Convention Centre on October 11, 2019 in Sandton, South Africa. The event, themed: African Fashion Unites, is part of the three-day event taking place from 10-12 October 2019, where international acclaimed designers showcased their latest collections. (Photo by Gallo Images/Oupa Bopape)

Former President Jacob Zuma set tongues wagging after sending this video to model Babalwa Mneno . Getting a birthday wish from the former president of South Africa and one of the most famous politicians of our time Jacob Zuma is definitely something to cherish and for Model and media personality Babalwa Mneno it will go down history as one of her most memorable birthdays.

The gorgeous super model turned 44 years on Friday old which is hard to believe and she went on instagram and shared her joy and excitement with the masses to share how the former president of the Republic of South Africa took the time out of his busy day to wish her a happy birthday.

“Which level of ‘I’m the girl I think I am’ is this one? I, Miss Babalwa Mneno, had the pleasure to receive a birthday message from our president JG Zuma! Like, I can’t even express how gratifying this was …

“Our former president, took time from his schedule on Friday, dressed up in his famous ‘Tea-shirt’ [sic], and made this video to honour me for my birthday! OK guys I dunno but I think I’m the girl shem! Totally appreciated the beautiful speech on pan Africanism from a living pan Africanist!” she said.

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Her “sister” Dudu Zuma-Sambudla who made sure she received the message at her birthday dinner sad Babalwa. In the video Zuma said’

“Happy birthday Babalwa, I hear today you are celebrating your birthday and in your mind you’ve thought about an important thing called pan Africanism. I’m very happy that you are thinking about pan Africanism. I think many of your generation ought to think about this because it is an important concept,” Zuma said.

The former president added, “As Africans who are here in Africa, we need to love Africa. Part of what is pan Africanism, is the love that we have about Africa and about ourselves.”


Babalwa is however not an ANC supporter but a proud EFF supporter who also got birthday message from her brothers and sisters in the EFF including EFF leader Julius Malema.

“Happy birthday my beautiful sister @barbiliscious. I celebrate you every day because your bravery is a special one, and it has always been like that even when it was not fashionable to do so. I hope you had a nice one, lets Konka them on Sunday,” Julius wrote on his Twitter account.

He made good on his promise to party with the model at Konka and even played a young DJ set on Sunday.