Phatizwe gave up his job to sing praises

2017-04-27 06:01

National Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete had to stop President Jacob Zuma’s speech after an imbongi interrupted the president with determined praise and adulation.

This was when Zuma was delivering his State of the Nation address in February.

Daily Sun managed to track down the popular kasi praise singer, Phatizwe Magazi (34), to Philippi, near Cape Town.

Phatizwe said praise-singing is a calling and a gift that is given by the ancestors.

“I’m a qualified artisan. I did my internship at Mercedes-Benz. I later got a job at BMW but I didn’t stay long because my ancestors asked me to stop working.

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