Inside the bizarre world of the Zumas’ new YouTube series
Play • 26 min
“Zooming With The Zumas” is the real title of a real YouTube series offering the public a front-row seat to intimate video chats between former South African president Jacob Zuma and his son Duduzane.

In this episode, we rope in Daily Maverick journalist Marianne Thamm to help unpack the perplexing world of Zooming with the Zumas: fact-checking some of the confounding claims made by the Zumas, analysing what it tells us about their undeniably curious family dynamics, and interrogating what on earth the point of this strange production could be.

Additional audio:
Zooming With The Zumas on YouTube

Additional reading:
Duduzane’s Dubai Lockdown Diary - Everything But The Lost Years, by Marianne Thamm

Parts Two and Three, in which the Zuma Dynasty finds itself a hapless victim of circumstance, by Marianne Thamm
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