- MPs teased Ringo Madlingozi on Wednesay, asking him to sing for Parliament
- Madlingozi is among those being sworn in as an MP for first time
- He joins the National Assembly as a member of the EFF
The musician Ringo Madlingozi was sworn in as an MP for the EFF on Wednesday.
During the ceremony, the House asked Madlingozi to sing them a song.
To the disappointment of many, however, Madlingozi did not serenade the new MPs.
Madlingozi has long been an EFF supporter. Due to the EFF's improved performance in this year's election, Madlingozi found himself among those on the EFF's election lists who would make it into the National Assembly.
Videos have surfaced of the swearing-in ceremony in which MPs, including former ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu, can be heard urging Madlingozi to perform, according to Sowetan Live.
Mthembu can be heard saying, "Cula, Ringo, Cula" which translates to "Sing, Ringo, Sing."
Unsurprisingly, many on social media found the clips entertaining. Some joked that, from now on, Ringo would only sing in Parliament, while many tweeted lyrics from his song to poke fun at the MP.
In particular, people have taken to referring to Ringo as the "honourable Sondela", in reference to one of his most well-known songs, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
The mood in the Parliament building on Wednesday appeared festive. The EFF seemed to be in particularly high spirits, no doubt because their total number of seats in the House has risen to 44.
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