- During his national address recently, President Cyril Ramaphosa called on South Africans to celebrate Heritage Day by doing the Jerusalema challenge
- Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and his team heeded the head of state's calls and showed off their dance moves on Thursday
- Mkhize and the team not only perfected the viral challenge, but they managed to adhere to the social distancing rules and practiced proper hygiene
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Dr Zweli Mkhize and the Ministry of Health took part int he viral Jerusalema challenge on Thursday to celebrate Heritage Day. This follows calls from President Cyril Ramaphosa on South Africans to unite during these troubling times.
Mkhize and his team showed off their dance moves on Master KG's hit song in a field and they not only perfected it, but also managed to still practice lockdown regulations.
At one point the video, a lady sanitises her hands before they bust a move while still maintaining the proper social distance from each other.
Mkhize posted a link to the video on his Twitter page, writing:
"The Ministry of Health has accepted President Cyril Ramaphosa's challenge to participate in the #JerusalemaChallenge! Happy #HeritageDay South Africa!"
The video was shared on YouTube by SA Coronavirus and it was captioned:
"Minister of Health @DrZweliMkhize and his team tested out their dance moves and accepted the President's call to participate in the #JerusalemaChallenge challenge on #HeritageDay!"
Take a look at Mkhize's tweet:
South Africans have since reacted to the health minister's #JerusalemaChallenge attempt:
Bronwyn Naidoo, who goes by the Twitter handle @Br0nwynBJN, commented:
"Dr Mkhize deserves to dance all he wants. This man and his Team have been amazing through this pandemic. Yeah there were other issues but the way people's lives were saved, man, we did so much better than some other supposed 1st world countries. Thank you @DrZweliMkhize."
Bongani Mangcipu, @TaBongzaBozza, added:
"Beautiful minister. Leadership is sometimes best demonstrated by being a normal, humble, playful and down to earth person."
Mjudana_Kokwa, @Mjudana, wrote:
"Minister still has moves, well done you guys for doing your best under trying circumstances!"
Take a look at the video below:
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported a group of dancers, Mmaausi, showed off their skills in the Jerusalema challenge and a video of it went viral on Mzansi social media. The Tswana ladies danced to Master KG's hit song at the Cookes Lake Resort in Mahikeng.
Mmaausi shared the video on Facebook and it quickly went viral, even making its way onto the #ImStaying Group. The post was captioned:
"This is how we do it in Tswana #JerusalemaChallenge, we thank Cookes Lake Resort for allowing us to show out our talent in, together we can."
The video gathered over 28 000 views in just a day and thousands of social media users commented on their amazing dancing.
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