South Africa plummeted into stage 6 load shedding on Thursday leaving most parts of the country with prolonged outages and cold breakfasts. Stage 6…
Donald Trump just can’t stay out of world news. Jacob Zuma just can’t stay out of South African news. A match made in heaven? It seems like it, especially in light of new details that emerged Monday.
According to the South African Government’s official Twitter account, President Trump wants to ring President Zuma today, continuing the American president’s diplomatic olive-branching spanning his first 100 days.
The Presidency confirms a request from the White House for a telecon between President Zuma and President Trump this afternoon, 13/2/17
— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) February 13, 2017
While it’s not exactly out of the ordinary for a president to call another, this little news bite hasn’t gone unnoticed by South Africans.
Along with Jacob Zuma, Donald Trump will also phone Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari today
The country’s citizens took to Twitter to imagine just what the two leaders would talk about over the phone, or, you know, just pass a few comments or two.
Trump and Jacob Zuma = Bad meets Evil. 😂😂😂😂
— Mbongeni Gegana (@MGegana7) February 13, 2017
Just a reminder of Trump’s kind words about South Africa, as he prepares to speak with Jacob Zuma today. https://t.co/c6vb2tVb5k
— Kevin Sieff (@ksieff) February 13, 2017
Trump: Hello, Jacob
Zuma: New phone, who dis?
— Melanie van Wyk (@melvanwykct) February 13, 2017
— Resham Sathideen (@reshamsathideen) February 13, 2017
— Ben Pooler (@benpooler) February 13, 2017
— IG: @Le_cron (@Lecron) February 13, 2017
The call, according to the South African Presidency, will take place this afternoon.