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Dladla Mshunqisi on how he ran for his life during protests to open up the country

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Alex Music Festival: Dladla Mshunqisi
Alex Music Festival: Dladla Mshunqisi

There was nothing funny about it. He was literally running for his life, and since then, the video has been circulated and shared thousands of times.

Some labelled him the new Usain Bolt, while others said he wouldn't get away if he were to run from an illegally formed party when the parents got home.

It might be funny to South Africans, but it was life and death for him, gqom artist Dladla Mshunqisi, real name Anele Dlala, tells Drum.

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