Opinion: Zuma recovered well from booing incident, says Redi Tlhabi

President Jacob Zuma appears to have recovered well after he was heckled and denounced at a public event on Monday, says presenter Redi Tlhabi.

I thought that was a good recovery by the President.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

Zuma gave his first public reaction to being booed at Cosatu’s May Day rally in Bloemfontein, where protests broke out.

Read: 'People are misunderstanding democracy', Zuma tells Stephen Grootes

Speaking at the World Economic Forum Africa meeting in Durban, he said that booing and debates are part of democracy.

I have been hearing comments all over. The problem is people have not understood what a democracy is all about.

President Jacob Zuma

Protests, booing and debates are part of the culture of a democracy. Unfortunately, people misunderstand and misread this.

President Jacob Zuma

Take a listen to Redi Tlhabi's perspective and a replay of President Zuma's comments:

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