Ramaphosa jokes that he will sing Thuma Mina if Malema wins the elections


- citizen.co.za | 6 months ago

During President Cyril Ramaphosa’s second state of the nation address (Sona) on Thursday evening, he began with a joke and anecdote after naming and recognising VIP guests in parliament.

In last year’s Sona, Ramaphosa delivered a memorable address focusing on hope and the catchphrase “Thuma Mina”, borrowed from a Hugh Masekela song, which he quoted at length. Shortly after starting his address, Ramaphosa spoke off the cuff and joked that EFF leader Julius Malema challenged him last year to not just quote the song, but also sing it.

Ramaphosa said he’d thought about that and, when he bumped into Malema by chance yesterday, had told him he would agree to sing the song in the event that the EFF wins the next elections.

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