Vuwani residents were left thinking President Jacob Zuma anything but a hero after he “chickened out” and left the area without addressing them. Zuma had promised to give the residents feedback about a prior meeting held in Gauteng on May 2, between him and the local traditional leadership of Vuwani, on the widespread contestation regarding the municipal re-demarcation of the area.
The situation became volatile after the residents, who had waited from 9am to 3pm for the president to address them at the Vuwani sports grounds, became incensed.
Apart from VhaVenda king Mphephu Ramabulana, who was received with loud applause and cheers from the more than 6 000 residents, there was another man who received a warm welcome from the residents.
His name is Patrick Mulaudzi, also known as BMW. As people waited for Zuma, Mulaudzi entered the tent, much to the residents’ delight.
BMW earned the nickname because of his ability to walk far and fast. Residents told Daily Sun BMW walks as far as 32km to Thohoyandou without resting. Mulaudzi told the tabloid he started walking fast to exercise, but now he does it for fun.
On why he wore a white suit to the gathering, BMW told the tabloid that he wanted to steal the show.
Watch him do exactly that in a video from Daily Sun: