- A group of soldiers were seen singing a popular nursery rhyme, which left social media users in stitches
- The moment was caught on camera and shared via Facebook and it quickly went viral
- Social media users found the footage hilarious as the soldiers sang “knees and toes” but pointed to other body parts instead
Civilians have a high regard for members of the defence force, particularly the army.
When police officers struggle to contend with criminal activity, citizens often suggest calling upon the army due to their firepower, cohesion and tactical nous.
However, this perception was severely tested on Monday after a hilarious video was shared.
South Africa Live shared the video via Facebook, which shows a group of soldiers singing a popular nursery rhyme.
The sight of hardened and tough soldiers singing a children's nursery rhyme would be strange enough, but the cherry on top was that they botched it completely.
While singing “knees and toes” the soldiers point to their head and shoulders instead.
The soldiers’ apparent misunderstanding of their own body parts made social media users see the funny side.
Tsatsi Modise said, “Our lovely Mabena has crossed the border now.”
Darren Roux commented, “At first i thought they were singing peas and toast.”
Enthea Nyamarivata Mbewe added: “We humbly refuse to comment! Blame it on Mabena.”
Briefly.co.za noted that some of the comments provided perspective to the unconventional training on display.
Former soldiers indicated that this would have formed part of their training, with the purpose being to test dedication to orders – if the superior dictates that a head is a toe then that is what the soldier must adhere to.
Malvern Mariyano said, “It was like a head and toes challenge they sang it on purpose.”
Velempini Vee Lunga added, “To anyone who hasn't been in a training it's ridiculous. Wait till the Sarge tells you to carry Zimbabwe on your heard, then you will know these guys are just having fun, military fun."
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