- Minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs, Nkosana Dlamini-Zuma, has given Max Hurrell a shout-out on her Twitter account
- Max Hurrell is the man behind the hit meme song Zol
- He derived the song from a speech Minister Dlamini-Zuma made about the dangers of smoking tobacco during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic
Minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has given a cheeky shout-out to Max Hurrell.
Max is a music producer who remixed Minister Dlamini-Zuma's speech and made it a hit meme song.
The song was created after Dlamini-Zuma made a U-turn on the ban on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products last month.
In the speech, the Minister explained the increased danger that smokers, especially those who roll their own tobacco, face from Covid-19.
She said, “When people zol, they put saliva on the paper, and then they share that zol."
People found it hilarious that the Minister kept using the slang term "zol."
Max turned the iconic moment into a catchy track that is now in the top 50 of the streaming chart on Apple Music.
It is also in the top trending videos on YouTube and has a dance challenge on the popular video-sharing social network, TikTok.
Dlamini-Zuma must've got wind of the all the fuss because she ending up sending Max a shout-out.
She tweeted, "Who is this Max Hurrell fellow? We just need to talk."
In a recent poll, 41% of Briefly.co.za readers said they still buy booze and cigarettes despite the lockdown prohibiting sales.
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