(CNN) Former South African President Jacob Zuma has called out to South Africans to support him with donations as he fights a series of legal battles including a wide-ranging corruption trial.
His foundation shared a tweet Tuesday asking the public to “lend a helping hand” with the former leader’s legal fees.
“We humbly request for donations support to help cover the legal fees of our patron,” a flyer posted in the tweet read, along with a bank account where donations could be made.
The appeal has stirred reactions from South Africans, with some of his supporters pledging to contribute, while others criticized him for asking the public.
“Zuma is on a 2.5 Million pension, his twins have huge security contingents and are driven on convoys, others have huge television productions…He must convene a family meeting for donations, not Twitter !!!” one user wrote.