Ayanda Thabethe: Duduzane used his parents connections to get ahead

Ayanda Thabethe: Duduzane used his parent’s connections to get ahead

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Ayanda Thabethe has taken aim at Duduzane Zuma for not owning the very fact that he comes from an upscale and well-connected family. The model and actress put the businessman on blast following his interview with Kaya FM’s Sizwe Dhlomo.


Duduzane spoke highly of himself saying he owes his success within the business industry to his diligence and determination. Ayanda Thabethe doesn’t seem to agree that he had to figure extremely harder to succeed in the extent he’s at, just because he’s the son of former president Jacob Zuma.

Taking to Twitter, she told the businessman and son of an official that there’s no shame in admitting that daddy did all the add making him successful.

“I think Duduzane shouldn’t deny the very fact that he used his parent(s) connections to urge ahead because there’s nothing wrong thereupon . that purposes he used those connections and to whose cost is that the answer that he owes South Africans…

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“I think if you come from a family of influence -there’s nothing wrong with using that influence to complement your life – it’s not glamorous to start out from the bottom up if you don’t need to . I don’t get why people get pressed when rich kids use their parents connections to urge ahead,” she tweeted.


Ayanda then took it further by saying people that conceal where exactly they acquired their wealth are annoying.

“What’s a touch annoying is when someone who got a start or received a favourable amount of luck denies it…own it and benefit with it – period .”

She did however admit that there’s some kind of diligence that comes together with his success because generational wealth often subsides at some point, which only happens if subsequent generation isn’t focused and dealing hard.

“Agreed but in everything if you would like to form your own name or carry that influence or wealth forward -an element of diligence on your part is required. Remember tons of made families lose their wealth by the 3rd generation and that’s embedded in diligence amongst other things,” stated Ayanda.


A few months back Kelly Khumalo also told Duduzane to pave his own way and acquire a reputation for himself without having to believe what his father did when he was still president.

“Pave your own way, use your fathers platform to create what only you’ll be in charge of . Have your own voice….. just an idea ,” said Kelly.