Mayor slams The Kiffness over ‘racist’ anthem remix: “White privilege”

Mayor slams The Kiffness over ‘racist’ anthem remix: “White privilege”

- Local band, The Kiffness, recently produced a satirical version of the national anthem

- The video mocked Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and questioned the ban on tobacco

- Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina is not seeing the funny side and has heavily criticised the band for making a mockery of the anthem

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The ban on alcohol and tobacco has been a huge talking point during the nationwide lockdown.

In light of this, local musicians, The Kiffness, created a satirical version of the national anthem.

Briefly.co.za reported on the hilarious song and video, which made mention of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

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While the video brought a smile to many South Africans, Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina is not seeing the funny side and slammed the group.

When Masina initially came across the video, he shared a tweet asking:

"Who knows this little racist?"

Band leader David Scott subsequently shared a video which showed a chat between himself and Masina.

The conversation between the two was diplomatic, but they failed to come to an agreement. Scott's view was that the video was based on satire and took exception to being labelled a racist.

Masina expressed his view that the remixed version had "vulgarised" the anthem and felt he was attacking Dlamini-Zuma.

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Masina also shared some of the conversation via Twitter and included a scathing caption.

Scott emphasised that he respects the mayor's point of view, but felt hard-done-by with the accusations and some of the threats he received from social media users.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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