Mangnam style: the music of Mangaung

The votes hadn’t even been counted before the music started – songs of support for Jacob Zuma blasting from cars across Bloemfontein.

All the tunes got City Press thinking what a compilation of theme songs for this conference’s biggest winners and losers would look like.

From ballads, anthems and classic tunes to modern riffs and dance floor favourites, there’s something for everyone.

Head girl, Baleka Mbete, channelled DJ Zinhle – “Her majesty the queen is in the booth, come to the dance floor!” – as she strutted to a second term as ANC chair.

Kgalema Motlanthe revealed his strategy early this week, declining nomination for the deputy presidency and gunning only for the top job.

Eminem’s Lose Yourself seemed the obvious choice for his theme song.

Ringo’s Udoli is the tale of a journey from rural South Africa to one of its big cities – the same trip Zweli Mkhize will now have to make, leaving KwaZulu-Natal behind for the bright lights of Jozi after being voted into the top six as treasurer-general.

– Staff reporters

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