Song and dance: New tune - and an old favourite

2009-02-05 00:00

Song, cheers and dance again heralded the arrival of Jacob Zuma at the Pietermaritzburg High Court yesterday.

After a brief court appearance Zuma broke into his trademark Awuleth'Mshini Wami song, but before that the ANC president led the crowd in a song that said: "Sengimanxebanxeba yinsizwa zangakithi engakhulanazo, senginyathelwa yinsizwa zangakithi engakhulanazo, sengishukwashukwa yinsizwa zangakithi engakhulanazo".

Loosely translated it states that "I am being hurt, stepped on and roughed up by the people I grew up with".

ANC heavyweights including Zuma, ANC general secretary Gwede Mantashe, SACP secretary-general Blade Nzimande, ANC provincial chairman Zweli Mkhize, ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, Sanco president Ruth Bhengu and ANC provincial secretary Senzo Mchunu showed their dance skills to the sound of the ANC's election song “Ngizohlala Ngiyi ANC - I will remain an ANC member.

Meanwhile DJ Siyanda kept the crowd entertained with music that promoted the ANC, including Sizovotela uZuma - We will vote for Zuma.

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