- A video of a Johannesburg boys' college singing Thina Siyazalana resurfaced on Twitter
- The video has gained over 400 likes and the retweets are constantly rising
- South Africans shared their pride and happiness as the song brought goosebumps and tears to many
A 2019 video of a Johannesburg high school singing a gem of a song has resurfaced on Twitter. St Stithians College, which is on the border of Randburg and Sandton, is a private Methodist parochial school. The video depicts the boys' college passionately singing Mtaka Mama (Thina Siyazalana).
The video was posted by the creator and founder of #CountryDuty, @tumisole. With over 400 likes, the retweets keep rising. The boys, in full uniform, can be seen facing each other on what looks to be the school's field. In the right-hand corner, a drum set is visible.
The bass of the boy's voices and melodious tune has brought goosebumps and tears to many South African Twitter users.
The video was met with both positivity and unity as Twitter users replied to @tumisole's reupload.
Here's what some users had to say:
"I got goosebumps a few times watching this - this is how South Africa is supposed to be, in my ideal world!"
In other viral school news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a Free State high school that viral after participating in #JerusalemaChallenge. Hoërskool Witteberg in Bethlehem posted a video on Facebook of mask-clad students dancing in an open field.
The video, uploaded with the caption "#Jerusalemadancechallenge bring nuwe hoop! #net1skool #trotsWitteberg", has gained over 150k views and 1.9k shares on Facebook.
The video which garnered thousands of views in a matter of days is proof that the South African spirit is still here, even in lockdown. Facebook users were not shy to comment about how proud they were of these students.
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