The clip is a snippet of a longer interview which Zuma-Sambudla said would be released on Youth Day on Tuesday.
Seated in front of a Jacob G Zuma Foundation banner and clad in a golf-shirt with his foundation's emblem, Zuma was apparently sharing these thoughts during an interview he had with Wits Young Communist League leaders at his home in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal.
The 38-second video clip was shared on Zuma-Sambudla's timeline on Friday and like other recent social media offerings involving the former president, soon went viral.
Full interview to be released June 16th pic.twitter.com/0rA8OUAGUu
— Dudu Zuma-Sambudla (@DZumaSambudla) June 12, 2020
Comments ranged from some agreeing with Zuma, while others lambasted him, saying the youth were subjected to tough times even under his rule.