A bronze statue of President Jacob Zuma was unveiled on Saturday by the Imo State in Nigeria and the country has even named a street after him in his honour.
During his visit to Nigeria and other neighbouring countries to strengthen socio-economic relations, the Governor of the Imo State in Nigeria, Mr Owelle Okorocha conferred Zuma with the Imo Merit Award.
This gesture by Nigeria did not sit well with many South Africans as well as Nigerians living in South Africa who took to social media to express their views on this.
See some of tweets below:
The Governor of the Imo State in Nigeria, Mr Owelle Okorocha conferred on President Jacob Zuma the Imo Merit Award. pic.twitter.com/RAUKJ4FAn8— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) October 15, 2017
South Africa to Zuma: You are terribly corrupt Jacob Zuma. You need to go!— Elnathan John (@elnathan_john) October 15, 2017
Nigeria to Zuma: I knew there was something special about you😍🔥♥️ pic.twitter.com/qhvhq1vmtz
A bronze statue of President Jacob Zuma unveiled and a road named after President Zuma as part of the honour by the Imo State in Nigeria pic.twitter.com/wSKrjg4w55— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) October 15, 2017
Jacob Zuma wondering what he did to deserve all of the medal, chieftaincy title & statue. Nigeria doesn't deserve this kinda stupidity pic.twitter.com/uig3hvnDZh— ⚡Oluwafifunmi 🎨🇳🇬 (@FifunmiRex) October 15, 2017
What, where?! Nigeria names road for Jacob Zuma, "President of South African Republic." No such country exists. (There was one 1652-1902). pic.twitter.com/poTT5MAM7X— James Hall (@hallaboutafrica) October 16, 2017