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Okorocha unveils Giant Statue of Jacob Zuma in Owerri



Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Saturday, unveiled a giant statue of South African President Jacob Zuma in Owerri, Imo State.

Zuma had been conferred with a chieftaincy title “Ochiagha Imo” by Eze Imo, HRH Samuel Ohiri, on Saturday.

According to Punch, Okorocha had revealed earlier that the South African president will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between his Zuma Foundation and Okorocha’s Rochas Okorocha Foundation.

The South African president also had a road – Jacob Zuma Road – named after him.

See photos from the ceremony below:

Okorocha unveils Giant Statue of Jacob Zuma in Owerri - BellaNaija Photo Credit: ali_naka, ikechuQwu, MaS1banda, RealBuch1, povonewsafrica


  1. hmm

    October 15, 2017 at 10:06 am


    • Sunshiney

      October 16, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      Ok, I’m not Nigerian and even I think that this is crazy, I would have understood Mandela but J Zuma? huh???

  2. chick

    October 15, 2017 at 10:48 am

    this is pure madness

  3. #JustBeingHonest

    October 15, 2017 at 10:54 am

    The height of sycophancy displayed by our Nigerian politicians is heart wrenching… money that could have been used to alleviate the sufferings of the Imo people who have been complaining bitterly about unpaid pensions and what not, this Rochas is nothing but Satan himself… the audacity, smh…

  4. Princess

    October 15, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Corruption is when you use state resources to fund personal ambition – And “Imolites” are tolerating this?

    • nene+

      October 16, 2017 at 10:35 am

      The very occultic Rochas has a thing with statues. He has littered the whole Imo with unwarranted statues. Go to Imo state and see for your self from statue of FINGERS, to Hands……and now Jacob Zuma.

  5. Amarachi

    October 15, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Oh, Obara Emma! Like what the F***k for? Dude didn’t achieve anything in Nigeria or even SA. Worst president SA ever had since the end of APartheid. Under his leadership…xenophobia is more prevalent. Dumb actions like is why we need all of dem dumb leaders replaced. Who even told him that was a smart thing to do. God this is shameful. Such ass kisser. We don’t even have good relationship with SA.

  6. Lola

    October 15, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Misplaced priority

  7. Carlos

    October 15, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Rewarding the same man who under his watch as President many Nigerian were killed mostly Igbos. I just wonder why we overdo things here.

    • FLeur

      October 15, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      You are assuming Gov. Roach reads the news or cares who died? you will unnecessarily disappoint yourself

  8. ***

    October 15, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Rochas okorocha is a foolish man

  9. Ex

    October 15, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    This is the most cringe worthy display of stupidity I have ever seen. What is wrong with us????

  10. Ej

    October 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    The height! Am done with this country

  11. The Real Oma

    October 15, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I am ashamed for him.

  12. tee

    October 15, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    To sign MOU of their personal foundations o. Not gov related stuff. Wasting resources. Oluwa is patient

  13. Nna

    October 15, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Ara abiala nu Dee. Rochas.This is the same man who refused to condemn xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

  14. nnenne

    October 15, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Am done with Rochas!
    Just done! Words fail me.

  15. Eby

    October 15, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I’m ashamed I swear. God have mercy on Imo State

  16. kezhia

    October 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    LOOOL, Nigerian politicians are boonkers! like wtf

  17. jess

    October 15, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    People should plan and bring down this statue at night. I don’t care how. What sort of madness is this

  18. Tope

    October 15, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Jacob Zuma??????

  19. Miss Anoni Moss

    October 15, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Not even Nelson Mandela?!?

  20. Dr.N

    October 15, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    At least it’s better than his 27 cakes…looks quite stable

  21. Anon

    October 15, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    It will be pulled down in the next 2 years once Okorohausa and his gang of bandits are out of Imo State.

  22. gbaskelebo

    October 15, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    You guys always look at the surface, let me put it this way… the people most affected by the xenophobic acts in SA are igbos and what SA still complains about Nigerians is the drug related issues! Now here is a conspiracy theory… what if certain high profile politicians are fingered in this messy business and the SA government decides to cover it? just saying sha…

    • Mr.A

      October 15, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      You get it! @gbaskelebo your head is there.

  23. Hmm

    October 15, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Is this a tit-for-tat? If it was the statue of Late Nnamdi Azikiwe, I will understand; but that of Zuma, the president that is accused of corruption in his own country and who does nothing to save Nigerians from be killed by SA pollice?!

    Rochas are you sure you are not hiding govt. money in SA under the watchful eyes of Zuma?Why the statue and chieftaincy title I hope this is been probed further.

  24. mela

    October 15, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    This man is under a demonic influence that is making he go nuts

  25. Oma

    October 15, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    What foolishness!!!! And he can’t even pay workers. My mum’s cheque bounced last week.
    Isi aki di ka ya

  26. Bongz_RSA

    October 15, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Surely you can’t make thi stuff up BellaNaija,can you?? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ja ja ja ja ja ja ja hi hi hihi hi hi hi hi hi hi ki ki ki ki ki ki ki ki ki ki

  27. ND Babe

    October 15, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Gov. Roach the Achicha I of Imo, What are you on the hook for in SA? I know you d id not Cross Victoria falls and River Zambezi (You can google. what these are to feed your pea sized cucaracha brain, anofia) to annoint the SA Retard King in igbo land because you had an epiphany. what illegal biz enterprise of yours have they disrupted?

  28. Bongz_RSA

    October 15, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Errrmmm…uuuuhhhhmmmm. Are we missing something here? Did something, anything happen off late? Who is this Rochas person?

    • Solange

      October 16, 2017 at 2:58 am

      Oga/Madam, please please no time for JAMB Questions here. Google is your friend.

  29. seriously

    October 15, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    yeaaahhhh, let give a big round of applause for douche b—g Okorocha . You just cant make this stuff up when SA president has failed to protect Nigerians in his country , yet Zuma is treated like a royalty in Nigeria. Amazing.

  30. Jj

    October 15, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    The stupid compound fool that refused to pay pensioners suddenly got funds to erect a statute that will definitely be demolished. Okorocha the evil that will befall you is on its way. Useless governor ewu awusa

  31. Diamond

    October 15, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Rochas Okorocha is an IDIOT. First was stupidly erecting a large billboard shaking Obama. Now this! I can’t even describe the level of foolishness.

  32. Olapeju

    October 15, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Truly a ‘roach’ oruko lo n ro. Wheew! What a waste… Jesus please fix us

  33. Jua

    October 16, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Statue for Jacob .??? With taxpayers money ? …. and Nigerian’s are still debating on social media ? no Demonstration ? no movement ,no nothing? just Social Media and xenophobia remembrance? REALLY !! You guys no longer angry about xenophobia? Remember Zuma said xenophobia is just a word that sounds nice to say , that xenophobia doesn’t exist… remember ??
    Now is the time to show SA how you feel go paint his statue White start a Movement ” Zuma must fall…” ** hidding**
    In South Africa we would have reacted the day ,they started digging!
    Clap once, ! ..,let me sip my tea.

    oh! before I forget …. Congrats Chief Zuma ! just dont bring this chief crap to South Africa better still just stay there!

  34. Zero Tolerance Ghanaians

    October 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I hear many don’t like this Zuma guy, so am curious if y’all don’t like him, who voted for him during election, seems he’s won several times, so who keeps voting for him.

    When a man does this stupid thing. It tells me he hates his own people. Stop sitting on computer and complaining, hit the streets to protest . Do u employ him or does he employ you

  35. Zero Tolerance Ghanaians

    October 16, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Sorry typo I meant “many don’t like governor Rochas* not Zuma, although Zuma is hated too

  36. Jay

    October 16, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Nigerian politics and ass kissing.

  37. Lami

    October 16, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    speechless!. So all his advisers deliberated and decided it was a solid idea? 🙁

  38. Nzuri

    October 16, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I’m not understating I am South African. Wonders shall never end

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