WATCH | Lockdown sensation 'When People Zol' featuring Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will lift your mood

07 May 2020 - 12:50 By Cebelihle Bhengu
Cogta minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma features in the music video 'When People Zol'.
Cogta minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma features in the music video 'When People Zol'.
Image: Simphiwe Nkwali

South African artists may be unable to perform at concerts because of the lockdown, but that doesn't mean all is doom and gloom - thanks to Mzansi's newest killer hit, When People Zol, featuring Cogta minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Last week, the minister announced that the national command council had elected to ban the sale of cigarettes for the duration of the lockdown. She cited health concerns raised by some citizens and medical experts during public engagements with the government.

Scores of smokers have been angered by the decision, while big players in the tobacco manufacturing industry threatened court action in a bid to force the government to reverse its decision.

“When people zol, they put saliva on a paper and then they share that zol,” said the minister, adding that this was concerning as it undermined social distancing. 

Cape Town-based producer and DJ Max Hurrell opted to look on the bright side by creating a track from the statement. Watch the video below:

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WHEN PEOPLE ZOL 😂😂 What have I done 🤣

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