Fans terrified as Duduzane hangs out with white lion [watch]

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Fans were scared on Duduzane Zuma’s behalf when they saw a video of the politician and businessman chilling with a white lion cub

While it is not clear if the video was shot in South Africa or Dubai, some believe it could have been in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, keeping a wild animal as a pet was outlawed in the country in 2017, according to BBC. But what does the South African law say?

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DUDUZANE HANGS OUT WITH THE KING OF THE JUNGLE

The son of the former South African president, Jacob Zuma, did not seem fazed when a white lion cub moved slowing and graciously behind him as he chilled on a coach in what looked like a lounge or reception area.

Mzansi lauded Duduzane for his bravery as the cub strolled behind him and even put its paws on his shoulders while he kept calm and continued having a conversation

The short clip of Duduzane was shared by his friend @winstoninnes who captioned the video, “Future President the odds are against them!!!”

IS KEEPING A LION CAPTIVE ILLEGAL IN SA?

Accordiding to a statement on 2 May 2021, Barbara Creecy, the minster of South Africa’s Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, acknowledged the “view that the captive lion breeding industry did not contribute to conservation and was doing damage to South Africa’s conservation and tourism reputation.”

With that announcement, the government resolved to stop issuing permits to breed, hunt, keep, or interact with captive lions and had said it would be revoking existing breeding permits.

At the time, it was estimated that there are between 6000 and 8000 captive lions in private facilities throughout the country, but Ian Michler, the director of Blood Lions — a South African nonprofit dedicated to ending the captive lion industry — said there may be as many as 12000.

In light of the law, if the video of Duduzane was shot in South Africa, it is probably old.

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