Former president Jacob Zuma and wife Tobeka – aka Mom and Dad – play footsie in bed on Sunday morning and they want Mzansi to know about it.
The morning after missing President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration, Tobeka let her Instagram followers know about Zuma’s whereabouts in a series of photos.
Not only does the post show them playing footsie, but having a romantic breakfast in bed that screams just #couplegoals.
So what was on the breakfast menu? Scones, tea, cappuccino and oatmeal – as a health option. In the caption, Tobeka lets us know that she’s incredibly blessed, even though “Mom and Dad are trying to shake this terrible flu off”.
We all know the best cure for flu is action between the sheets – cue hand covering mouth emoji. Tobeka took to the comment section for an impromptu Q&A from her curious followers.
“Soooooooo uBaba is so romantic,” @khosiegal asked, to which Tobeka replied: “Am running [away].”
“Yazi u Daddy is a lucky man, so blessed to have you a better half #goal.”
Meanwhile,. Zuma says his legal battles prevented him from attending the inauguration of his successor President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria on Saturday.
Zuma was not at the all-important event at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, but his wife Bongi Ngema-Zuma attended.
Addressing his supporters outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday, after the adjournment of his week-long application for a permanent stay of prosecution of his arms deal related criminal charges, Zuma said he would not attend the inauguration because he was busy with his legal team.
“I am busy with lawyers, and if you don’t see me in other events you will know that this man is busy.
“Tomorrow (yesterday) statesmen and presidents will be at the president’s swearing in event while I am here in court and I don’t have time to go there because I’m busy preventing going to jail,” he said.
Zuma, who is facing 16 counts of corruption and racketeering, also did not attend Ramaphosa’s previous inauguration on February 15, last year. But he, however, campaigned for Ramaphosa ahead of this month’s general elections.
Zuma’s spokesperson Vukile Mathabela said his boss was busy with his lawyers.
“His focus this whole week has been in court, and he has been busy with lawyers yesterday (Friday) and today (yesterday),” said Mathabela.
Zuma blamed Ramaphosa’s administration for cutting off state funding for his legal costs, which he said was a breach of government policy “that says if you are facing criminal charges with regard to your government work, whether you are a minister or president, government should pay legal costs.” He said under former president Thabo Mbeki, the state paid for his lawyers.
“This new administration said it would not pay the money, as a result nothing has been paid. I have to sell even my hat or socks to pay lawyers.
“Even other political parties said Zuma should pay from his own pocket despite the policy that says the state should pay,” he said.
Zuma said the state was still paying legal costs of former apartheid operative Dr Wouter Basson.
He said he had to part ways with his former lawyers for lesser expensive legal teams. Zuma’s lawyer advocate Muzi Sikhakhane told the court on Thursday that Zuma could not afford his legal fees.
“The state is squeezing him out for him not to be able to afford lawyers. He has no finances,” Sikhakhane told the court.
One of his lawyers, who asked not to be named, said Zuma has not been paying them for many months.
“We are representing him for free and he is owing us,” said the lawyers, who could not disclose how much Zuma was owing.