Former president Jacob Zuma has joined twitter.

He posted his first tweet after 9am but 15 minutes later he had already reached over a 1000 followers.

He is not following anyone as yet.

His first post was a video of himself sitting in front of a piano.

He faces the camera and says: “Hello everyone I have decided to move with the times to join this important area of conversation because I hear that many people are talking about me and others are calling themselves Zuma in many ways.