Advertise with fastmoving.co.za
 
 

Zuma put up for sale in ad - report
Zuma put up for sale in ad - report

Zuma put up for sale in ad

JOBS NEWS

News24 - Jun 25th 2014, 11:16

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma was put up for sale in a tongue-in-cheek advert on classifieds website, Gumtree, The Star reported on Monday. 

The advert was posted by "Average Joe" on Thursday but disappeared soon afterwards, the publication reported.

It featured Zuma's picture, with the price set as "negotiable".

"Desperately in need of a functioning president. This one costs too much to maintain, will take what we can get at the moment, just make an offer," read the message accompanying the picture.

The advert said further that the seller was willing to "swap for smarter/cheaper model" but would not entertain offers from chancers - "only bar-code ID or TAX payers please".

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj told the publication he had not seen the advert and would not be able to comment.

Gumtree spokesperson Estelle Nigel reportedly told mybroadband that the online buying and selling platform could not be used to sell humans.

"We encourage users to only upload advertisements that offer legitimate goods and services (or requests for the aforementioned)," the publication quoted her as saying.From News24 

Related News

All women team brew special beer to celebrate Women's Month
05/08/2019 - 10:38
SAB will be launching BOLD BREW– a beer designed and brewed entirely by women– this limited edition small batch beer is exclusively available at the SAB World of Beer in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Cape Town vs Johannesburg- where are retailers really winning?
15/07/2019 - 16:11
New global research by Vend, a cloud-based retail software platform for independent retailers, has found that Cape Town independent stores enjoy average transaction values up to 49% higher than retailers in Johannesburg.

Why thrift will be the next big retail trend
15/04/2019 - 08:19
Thrift is increasingly going mainstream and a Gumtree survey estimates it could be worth more than R1trn in terms of items in SA households that are not being used, that the owners would happily sell.

Zuma hails agri-parks as part of economic transformation
13/04/2017 - 09:42
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday encouraged stakeholders in the agricultural sector to make a maximum contribution to economic growth and job creation among previously disadvantaged and economically excluded people.

SA’s sovereign credit rating downgraded to junk status
04/04/2017 - 15:08
S&P says last week’s reshuffle poses a risk to fiscal policy.