'Tjatjarag': Malema outburst inspires two songs

2010-04-21 00:00

ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema’s rant at BBC journalist Jonah Fisher during a recent press briefing at Luthuli House has inspired two dance hits.

A couple of house music DJs have remixed Malema’s soundbytes in two songs — Revolutionary House and Tjatjarag!

The titles of the songs are apparently adapted from Malema’s coining of the word “tjatjarag” and his description of Luthuli House, the ANC headquarters in Johannesburg, as a “revolutionary house” when he unleashed a barrage of insults at Fisher.

Malema told Fisher not to be “tjatjarag!” — defined as “over-eager and excitable” — and added, “… you know nothing about revolution so here you behave or else you jump”.

The songs have won the hearts of youths countrywide, and are reportedly being played at parties, on 5FM and YouTube.com.

The songs can be downloaded at www.zanedickens.com/just-for-fun/revolutionary-house-by-david-law/

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