President Jacob Zuma addressed members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa regarding the ANC’s centenary celebrations, elaborating on the role of the youth and their importance moving forward saying: "We all come and go. I was once a youth by the way."
He stressed that the youth who are members of NUMSA should also be members of the ANC so that they can be part of the political machine.
In a divisive society such as ours, it is rare to find a unifier. Sports has been used by government to address issues of social cohesion, but music isn't used as much as I think it should be. While several musicians have managed to bridge the racial, social and age divide to create a shared love, Mandoza is our music legend of the first part of the 21st century.