Businessman Duduzane Zuma is optimistic he will win the hearts and votes of South Africans come the 2024 elections.
The son of former president Jacob Zuma finally reveals in recent interviews, saying there was a “strong chance” of him pursuing a political career.
Duduzane left South Africans wondering whether he would switch careers following his interview with Trending SA last month in which he hinted he might follow in his father’s footsteps.
The former president’s son was asked whether he would start a political party, Duduzane said:
“I think everyone should have some involvement in politics. We all have our experiences and views and we all want to make a difference. For me having any interest in politics, that’s definitely a yes. At what level, that’s for people to decide.”
The Business man spoke on 702 this past Monday that his supporters were unfazed by his previous ties to the Gupta family and what has been reported about him in the media.
“I think there are a lot of people who do trust me,” said Zuma.
“I don’t live by media perception and I don’t live by what happens in the social sphere, even though it’s a powerful tool for business and marketing.”
He characterized his move to interactions with supporters who he said trust him to “fight their fight”
.“To say there is a commission going on and that I have a negative persona, that goes without saying, but I am here now and that’s going to change. There are going to be a lot of interactions. You’ll get to know me and enjoy me,” he said.
According to TimesLive, Last week, he told Newzroom Afrika he no long has business ties with the Gupta family.
“I am doing my own thing, a new chapter of my life. I am no longer doing business with them. They are living elsewhere in the world. I don’t regret doing business with them or knowing them. They exposed me to a lot,” he said.
He added, “The only unfortunate part was the fallout that led to the state capture inquiry.”