- DJ Fresh has taken to social media to slam politician Herman Mashaba for criticising workers who participated in the #JerusalemaChallenge
- Herman said other countries train their essential workers to protect their citizens while Mzansi trains them to dance
- The veteran radio host reminded Herman that essential workers are also human
DJ Fresh has slammed former Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba for criticising a group of essential services workers who participated in the trending #JerusalemaChallenge.
Jozi Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers took some time out of their busy schedule to participate in the global dance frenzy. They filmed a short video while dancing to Master KG's Jerusalema song. He features Nomcebo Zikode on the smash hit.
The video of the workers went viral and landed on Herman's timeline. The politician wasn't impressed. Herman tweeted:
"Hi Tumi, this is the second clip I have seen in this week from a different municipality. Countries train their law enforcement agencies to protect their citizens. We train them to dance. What on earth is happening?"
DJ Fresh took to Twitter and told Herman that the essential workers also go on a break.
"Sir, it’s called 'People on a break, choosing what to do with their break'! Unless you don’t believe that people should let their hair down .... respite-nyana!! They also do loo breaks by the way .... and lunch ... and go home after their shifts!!!"
Social media users also slammed Herman for his post. @nbdnatasha commented:
"I thought he was the one, but his true colours came out and now I will no longer support him and will encourage others to do the same. This is dictatorial tendencies."
"Mashaba must grab a chair and chill. He wants to be like NDZ now."
"Even if it was start of shift or during shift, the dance has become the world's therapeutic activity to this pandemic, if their employer is okay then what. We need to understand that all these people must be in good spirits to do a better job."
In other news related to Master KG, Briefly.co.za reported that Master KG is having a great 2020. The musician's Jerusalema remix featuring Nigerian star Burna Boy and local girl Nomcebo Zikode has been certified gold.
The Limpopo-born music producer keeps flying the Mzansi flag very high. Master KG only dropped the remix about a few weeks ago but it has already been certified gold. He took to Twitter to share the exciting news with his fans who just love him for being authentic.
While most of Mzansi's music producers have jumped on the Amapiano wave, Master KG is sticking to his lane and he is reaping all the rewards because of that. Briefly.co.za reported on it at the time Master KG dropped the lit remix. The original version of the song has over 80 million views on YouTube. The star tweeted on Monday, 17 August:
"Jerusalema Remix is Now GOLD With 15 000 000 Streams."
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