Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Gayton McKenzie Gets Love From Springbok Fans in TikTok Video

Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Gayton McKenzie Gets Love From Springbok Fans in TikTok Video

  • The new Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Gayton McKenzie received a warm reception from rugby fans
  • McKenzie was spotted giving hugs and taking pictures with Springbok fans in a viral video on social media
  • South Africans felt a lot of love for McKenzie, and many were convinced the minister would bring positive changes to the sports fraternity

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Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

South Africans are feeling the love for Sports, Arts and Culture minister Gayton McKenzie
Rugby fans showed Gayton McKenzie a lot of appreciation. Image: Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG— Sports, Arts, and Culture minister Gayton McKenzie is getting off to a good start, and Springbok fans showed how much they appreciate his energy.

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Rugby fans show McKenzie love

In a video the Patriotic Alliance's Deputy Secretary General @meshehabana posted on her TikTok account, McKenzie is seen embracing a fan and taking pictures with her. McKenzie was announced as part of Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet of 77 members.

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The video also shows him signing rugby balls, laughing with rugby fans, and speaking in Afrikaans.

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South Africans fawn over McKenzie

Netizens gave McKenzie his flowers and were excited that he was appointed the Sports, Arts and Culture minister.

Unbiased Talk said:

"Gayton McKenzie is already off to a good start."

Pballo said:

"People love you because you speak for all South Africans."

Katieboikobo said:

"He is even donating his salary to NGOs. This man puts people first."

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Ona said:

"He is definitely becoming minister of the people."

Setshego Motsamai said:

"President Gayton McKenzie. God has raised a leader that, as a South African, we needed."

Wattle said:

"McKenzie magic is spreading."

Paula said:

"I had the honour of taking pictures with him during elections when he visited our voting district. He is such a warm person and such a down-to-earth man."

Gayon McKenzie thanks God after swearing-in ceremony

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that McKenzie praised the Almighty after he was sworn in as a minister.

McKenzie posted a tweet of his swearing-in ceremony, thanked God, and gave Him all the praise in his caption.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: