A picture allegedly showing President Jacob Zuma hitting a man – was actually part of a traditional ceremony.
President Zuma of South Africa hitting a foreigner at his residence no wonder he never condemmed Xenophobia pic.twitter.com/PZuOTtkcf7
— primrose Obata dodo (@primrosedodo) April 23, 2015
According to EWN the picture was taken at Zuma’s Nkandla homestead in Kwazulu Natal, and only shows Zuma pretending to deliver a presidential klap as part of a traditional scuffle.
In other words, it was just mock fighting.
Also the picture is actually a year or two old, and thus has nothing much to do with South Africa’s current xenophobic unrest.